Growth pattern of fruit trees

Hello Master Gardeners: I have a question regarding the growth pattern of fruit trees (apple and pear). Does vertical growth come from the base of the trunk or does most of it come from the top (and tips of branches)…

Growing a peach tree

We live in Toronto and our soil is moist, but not wet. Our soil has sand silt and a little bit of clay. Is our climate and soil suited for fruit trees? I want to grow a peach tree from…

Cherry Blossom Trees at Edwards Gardens

I would like to take my Mom, who has limited mobility to see the Cherry Blossom Trees at Edwards Gardens. The City of Toronto website states that there are 10 Cherry Blossom Trees. Are you able to tell me exactly…

Planting a new Mulberry tree

Hello there, and thanks for offering this online resource for information. I’m quite new to tree planting, and was wondering if I could pick someone’s brain for some information before putting a newly purchased (today, as of writing this), Mulberry…

Black versus White Cedar

We are looking to create a tall cedar wall hedge. Located in Toronto, sunny in the morning, wet area and clay soil. What is the difference between black cedar and white cedar? (colour, width, height at maturity, can it be…

Fast growing coniferous trees for privacy

I am looking to utilize the fastest growing coniferous trees to line a fence i have in order to provide privacy above the current 6′ height of the fence at an ideal height of full privacy being around 15′ .…

Browning, crowded, cedar hedge

I purchased a home with a cedar hedge in my backyard 6 years ago. 15 trees were planted too close together. The trees get enough sun and rain coverage. I’m in zone 6. I think the soil is loam. For…

Large two-sided ulcer on a peach tree

Hello, would you please help me to heal my poor peach tree?  It produces an excellent harvest and is only 4 years old.  Two years ago everything started with a very small sore.  Now this tree is literally bleeding.  The…

Growing Persimmon Trees in the GTA

Is it possible to grow persimmon in the Greater Toronto Area climate?   There are nurseries in Ontario that sell Canadian persimmon trees but I don’t know if its legitimate.  I would have gotten two of them if I could get…