Hornbeam spots on twigs

Hello, I work at Sheridan Nurseries and I received this sample of a Hornbeam twig with black spots on the dead portions that did not come back to life after this winter’s harsh weather. Do you think it IS a…

Will my white birch survive?

I live in Calgary Alberta. Two years ago I bought a white birch from a nursery. It was about 12 feet high and the trunk was 10″ in circumference at the base. I dug a hole about ^” shallower than…

Fast growing privacy hedge or alternative

Hi there, I just bought my first home and the backyard backs onto a 3 floor walkup apartment building which itself is on a busier street. My first priority is to plant something along the back of the property that…

porcupine damage on bark

Hello; abt 2 wks ago a porcupine (I believe) tore the bark from the trunk of my ironwood tree; about 50% is girdled, and it’s abt 3 ft from the ground. The tree is abt 7″ dbh with a large…

Eastern white cedars browning

Hello, last fall I planted an eastern white cedar hedge. All of the trees were approx 6 ft tall, they were planted at the edge of a forest. In the last month or so sections have started to brown. Even…

What type of tree is this?

    Are you able to identify what type of tree this is? I have seen others that are similar but are more of a skin tone instead of white. Could they be from the same family?  …

Green laceleaf waterfall japanese maple

I have a two year old green laceleaf waterfall japanese maple in my front (west facing) garden that gets full afternoon sun. Up until now it’s been healthy — but it has only leafed in about 30%. Before this tree…

Gypsy moth caterpillars on my Colorado spruce shrubs

My lovely Colorado spruce shrubs in our yard seem to be heavily infested with gypsy moth caterpillars. They’re eating the soft young needles and have damaged this spring’s new growth. We planted the shrubs 5 years ago and this is…