Tree Care

I live in Barrie, ON and 18 months ago, the city put this tree on our front yard. I thought it was a goner last year, but this year the foilage is better, but there are entire branches that seem…

Two Trees on Front Lawn?

The City of Toronto plans to plant Red Oak this fall, and I like this big fast growing tree. But I also recently discovered Tri-Color Beech, a slow growing, species tree.  I am wondering if it is good idea to…

Red Maple Colours

The city of Toronto planted a bare root Red Maple tree on the boulevard in response to my request for a tree that turns brilliant vibrant red colour in fall. The tree was planted May 13, 2015. The tree has…

Choosing free City tree for front lawn in Toronto

We’re trying to choose a free tree from the city of toronto, and having difficulty deciding. We live on a main street (Lansdowne) but the front lawn is raised. We’re also planning on putting in a rock garden once we…

Tree replacement on City property.

The City of Toronto will be removing a problematic Norway Maple in front of our house (large and dangerous falling limbs on a fairly regular basis). I would like the City to plant a Sugar Maple in its place. The…

City trees – Ginkgo, Laburnum, Linden, Elm

What are the differences between Ginkgo, Laburnum, Little Leaf Linden and Pioneer  Elm.  What is the best tree as a street tree? Where can I see these after they have been planted?  …