Planting Fruit Trees

We’ve just purchased 6, quite heavily treed acres in Prince Edward County, between Cherry Valley and Sandbanks. Much of the land is wet in spring, but we’d like to build and plant on the high ground that we’re clearing for…

Elderberry stopped flowering

We have several wild elderberry bushes. We have harvested the berries for over 20 years. Last year, two of the bushes produced almost no flower heads: in their place were ‘heads’ of very small leaves. The appearance is that the…

Cherry Tree – Dead Leaves and No Fruit

Attached are the photos of my Cherry Tree. It is located at North York, Ontario. The flowers/blooms came alright. Then suddenly leaves started becoming yellow and now fully died. No fruits.  How can I get fruits? Greatly appreciate your help.…

Problems with a Serviceberry Tree

My serviceberry is covered with white fluff on the underside of most of its leaves. It is producing berries at this time. I have sprayed the leaves they’ve using a product by Safers. This problem happens every summer. The tree…

Apple & cherry trees

Hello, Our cherry tree has no leaves or fruit this year. The Apple tree next to it has very few leaves on it. Some are curling, brown and very few healthy leaves on bottom of tree. We have an espalier…

Cherry blossom tree diseased?

Hi there. I have some type of blossoming tree which was beautiful early spring. But once it lost its blossoms it has really suffered. It looks like some kind of fungus or disease. Any advice?…

Plum tree fertilizer

1) I planted a American plum tree, a Canada Plum tree and a Tecumseh Plum Tree last year. They are healthy. But I want to know what kind of fertilizer and soil I should use. I want to avoid chemical…

Growing a peach tree

We live in Toronto and our soil is moist, but not wet. Our soil has sand silt and a little bit of clay. Is our climate and soil suited for fruit trees? I want to grow a peach tree from…

Trellis rust on Pear Tree

I have 2 pear trees that look nice in spring but suffer every summer and fall from trellis rust, an ugly fungus that apparently overwinters in Junipers. The city’s ornamental ‘Chanticleer’ pear first showed it and later my dwarf fruit…

A Fig Tree

I would appreciate an answer as to why, my fig tree becomes laden with figs in late august, and never gets to ripen, while waiting it gets cold and all the figs are frozen. This happens each year. Thank you…