Trimming large, mature white cedars

I received a quote from an arborist in the summer to trim large white cedar hedges. They are about 40 years old. Last few years we have been unable to prune them professionally, so they are overgrown. The neighbour on…

Conifers for tight space

Hi, I email you earlier for a deciduous tree for a tight space and thank you for your advice and recommendations! Hi, I live in Toronto, ON. I have a rather small backyard (40ft x 25ft) Do you have any…

Brandon Pyramidal Cedar in King City, Ontario

I am planning to plant Brandon Pyramidal Cedar on the North side and South side of the backyard in King City, ON. End goal is to create a lush evergreen privacy screen. Total area to plant is105 ft on both…

Box tree moth

I have a lot of boxwood hedges and they are not doing well and after a lot of research I discovered we have box tree moth and I purchased BTK the biological insecticide. I was having trouble determining when to…

Screening Trees for Privacy

Hi, I have a small backyard with very active neighbours that run a daycare. While i do have a 6ft wooden fence…its almost like not having one when my deck is 3ft high. Im trying to find some small trees…

eastern white cedars

HELLO i have a cedar hedge 1.5 years old .planted in the sun did great in the summer but i have noticed that some have become a bit thin.also it has produced a lot of seed clusters i would like…

Boxwood Shrubs Infested

Hi We have a Boxwood hedge that is turning brown – it seems to have suddenly worsened over the weekend. Looking at images online it looks like the leaf miner . Online resources only talk about treatment in May and…

Evergreen shrubs

Hi I have a long backyard so I want to plant a evergreen shrubs so as it should look good and easy to maintain ,please suggest name of shrubs suitable for Toronto area .…

Black cedar with split bark

Dear Master Gardeners, About three weeks ago I planted over a hundred three-foot black cedars. Today I noticed that the bark on many of them is split open above ground over a length of about four inches. A different wood…