When to Plant Cedars in Toronto

We have some mature cedars along the borders of our backyard that are withering. We want to fill in some of the “bald” spots, which are shady, with new 5 – 6 feet cedars. When is the best time of…

Alternatives to Boxwoods

Hi I am requesting alternatives to boxwood Do you think there is a more resistant species ? Any chance My boxwood will come back after last years devastation?…

Norfolk pine

I have a Norfolk Pine 8 foot tall it’s going on 9 feet it will not fit in my house anymore he’s very happy there are four stems the tallest one being the 9 foot I would like to know…

Potted blue spruce

Hello, My son gave me a potted blue spruce that he used as an indoor Christmas Tree this year. The tree has been indoors for 7 weeks. It looks healthy and has some new growth. I would like to plant…

Hard prune large yew hedge

Hello, I looked through the ‘find it here’ and didn’t see this asked previously and am therefore seeking advice. We have large yew hedges on each side of our yard. As we inherited them with the house I’m going to…

privacy hedge

Hi there, I’m thinking about planting a Pencil Point Juniper at the edge of our front yard as it would fit size-wise (about 8-10 ft tall, 3 ft wide) and has a much desired conical shape. The front yard faces…

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…