Tree identification – Cherry

This large tree, is located in our back garden in part shade and part sunshine. It had a white fine early spring shedding, and now has green leaves and red fruit. I would like to identify this tree to ensure…

Insects on Cherry Trees

Hi, My Cherry tree has insects on it, which are eating up the leaves. How can I get rid of them? Please suggest remedies. Thanks, Sheena…

Fruit tree cross pollination problems?

I have a Stella sweet cherry in my backyard (50 x 130 feet). I would love to plant a dwarf serviceberry Pumila but wondered if it would cause a detrimental cross pollination problem with Stella. Thanks for opportunity to ask…

Pawpaw and pests

I am planting two pawpaws this spring and am considering where to plant them. I was wondering how far from other trees I should plant them. The reason I get a lot of squirrels and raccoons in my yard and…

Lemon plant

Hello, I have a 3 years old Lemon plant that I grow from seeds. Some white thing ( like spider nest) appeared on branches and some sticky drops ( honey like) also can be seen on leaves. Please kindly let…

Advice on pruning an old apple tree

The photo I am submitting is of an apple tree in a corner of a courtyard in downtown Toronto where I live. I gets lost of sun. It’s semi dwarf, probably close to 15ft in diameter and about 12 ft…

Honey Babe Peach Tree

Hi, I am interested in purchasing a honey babe peach tree for our property. I wanted to ask if this type of tree will do well in Etobicoke, and also is you have any leads on where to purchase one?…

Picking a Native Tree

Hi, I live in North East Scarborough and I want to plant a tree this spring in my backyard. It seems to have low sunlight as the garden faces north and there is also a literal house right in front…

How to promote shrubby growth in Amelanchier Alnifolia

Dear Master Gardener I recently had a Amelanchier Alnifolia planted in my garden that our tree maintenance people bought from Dutch Nurseries. I wanted this particular serviceberry because I want to achieve a kind of “grove like” look and I…

Holes in Trunk of Crabapple Tree

I have a crab apple tree that gave a bumper crop of apples this year so I was very concerned to see rows of holes in the trunk – what are causing these and should I be concerned? Thank you!…