LEAF’s Wise Advice on Preparing for the Next Ice Storm

On its website, the not-for-profit organization, LEAF (Local Enhancement & Appreciation of Forests), has posted an excellent article on thinking about the future, including the potential for more severe winter weather events, when planting or caring for your trees. Entitled …

More Master Gardeners to Serve Toronto

At the beginning of January, the Toronto Master Gardeners officially welcomed 11 talented and enthusiastic new trainees who are starting their 2-3 year course of studies. While trainees, they will work with other Master Gardeners at Advice Clinics, on our…

Get Free Gardening Advice at the Royal Winter Fair

Toronto Master Gardeners will be among those providing free gardening advice at the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) booth at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, from start to close each day, November 4-13. Canada’s premier agricultural…

Manage Fall Cankerworm Now

The Ontario Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) has issued a memo advising that it’s time to start wrapping your trees with sticky bands to capture the adult female moths, which are starting to lay eggs now. For…

Now’s the Time to Combat Beech Scale

The Ontario Ministry of Food and Agriculture (OMAFRA) advises that now is the time to deal with Introduced Beech scale (Cryptococcus fagisugae, since it is easier to see this time of year on native American beech (Fagus grandifolia), since it…

Magnola Scale Active Now

The Ontario Ministry of Food and Agriculture has issued an alert about the high degree of magnolia scale activity this summer. It appears that there are two developmental groups, one about 3 weeks behind the older ones. Insecticidal soap or…

Wild Parsnip Can Be Dangerous. Learn to Identify It.

Wild parsnip (Pastinaca sativa) is an invasive weed that has become increasingly troublesome in Ontario and throughout the Toronto area. Master Gardeners urge you to familiarize yourself with this plant which can cause painful, long lasting injury to the skin.…