Poplar Cuttings

Hi, I was wondering where I can get specific species of poplar (cuttings). Is it permitted to get a cutting from a public park?…

Dwarf Hinoki Falsecypress

FYI I have two Hinoki cypress trees that used to survive in the hardy winter in zone 3, we had some bad winter in Winnipeg in this year, I’m afraid my trees won’t make it. It is -1 outdoor which…

White Spots on Rhodo Leaves

IMG_2237.JPG The leaves on my dwarf rhododendron have little white spots. What is the cause and how do I treat it?…

Smokebush and Fruit Tree

Hello I live in downtown Toronto and am looking to buy a Smokebush tree for my front yard and a fruit tree (apple) for the backyard. Can you tell me the best and affordable place to buy such trees in…

Mulch

Hello; I have mulched my property for many years and the mulch is dark or red and we have had trees die. Can you recommend a place that I could find a safe eco friendly mulch? I live in Muskoka…

Pruning common and glossy buckthorn

I am in Toronto and I would like to control the spread of some common and glossy buckthorn bushes. I enjoy pruning and I would like to prune the bushes, as close as possible to the ground, twice a year,…

Pruning Manitoba Maple Stump

My neighbour’s large Manitoba maple fell down in my garden a few years ago. A very good arborist cleared it all away and now, with my neighbour’s permission, I trim the green shoots from the remaining stump every spring and…

Trellis rust on Pear Tree

I have 2 pear trees that look nice in spring but suffer every summer and fall from trellis rust, an ugly fungus that apparently overwinters in Junipers. The city’s ornamental ‘Chanticleer’ pear first showed it and later my dwarf fruit…

A Fig Tree

I would appreciate an answer as to why, my fig tree becomes laden with figs in late august, and never gets to ripen, while waiting it gets cold and all the figs are frozen. This happens each year. Thank you…