New Oak Trees Sprouting from the Bottom

I have two new small oak trees that are growing new branches from the lower part of the trunk. My garden faces the Humber River and is surrounded by many oaks, so I know I have suitable conditions for these…

Planting beneath trees

I live in Brampton (clay soil) and have 3 huge 50ft blue spruce trees in my front yard. Until now, we have kept them with their bottom branches sweeping the ground. However, since it is thinning near the bottom, we…

Lace Leaf Japanese Maple – Brown leaves

I have a well established(10+ years) green lacy Japanese maple that is 4 feet tall and 5 feet wide in my well protected backyard. It was planted in full shade and has begun getting a little more light in the…

Rose of Sharon not leafing

I have a large Rose of Sharon that I cut back to about 7 feet last fall. It has not leafed at all and it is now almost August. Surprisingly all the limbs are supple and after cutting one I…

Tree Advice

Hello plant lovers, My name is Cheryl and I was hoping to get your expert advice on how to help my precious tree. My husband and I were married under it and it doesn’t seem to be doing well this…

Tulip tree

We live in the city of Toronto. We have a tulip tree in our back yard. It is planted in partial sun. Every year, the leaves turn yellow with dark brown spots and end up falling off the tree. I…

Privacy trees

We recently put in a pool and created a 4 foot flowerbed on both sides, separated by a 4 foot path. We have a 6’ wooden fence but we’d like tall trees on both sides that may grow up to…

Pruning in the summer

I am in Burlington Ontario and have a beautiful Katsura tree planted about 10 years ago. It is in a protected area between my home and the neighbour. The lower boughs are growing quickly and overhanging a pathway. Can I…

Sunburst honey locust

I bought this honey locust 3 yrs ago . It looked beautiful last year, but this year it grew all new shoots and the old branches are bare. I don’t know why it did this and do I remove all…