Siberian Crabapple branch die-off every summer

Hi, We live the Bloor Dufferin area of downtown Toronto and have a 20 year old siberian crabapple in our back yard. Each spring, it looks very healthy with new growth, lots of flowers, and very happy looking leaves. Then…

Mold on a pear tree

We found this hairy mold on the bark of our pear tree. It was only in one spot. Can you tell me please what is that? Is it dangerous for the pear tree? Do we need to spray the tree?…

Persimmon Tree Source

Any idea where to purchase persimmon trees? Have been looking everywhere, every site is always sold out.…

Planting Two Serviceberries Saplings – Part 2

Hello, I plan to plant two serviceberries in my backyard along the fence for privacy screening. I have no experience and can’t imagine how they look when they grow up. 1)  What should be the distance apart between them (both…

bugs on my plums

I live in Belle River, Ontario. The plums in my back yard are green; when they turn red the plums have worm holes and other bug holes inside is all rough.  What can I do?…

European plum tree

I have 2 European plum trees that produce a purple plum. They have been growing at our place for 15 yrs. Each tree is alway loaded with fruit. They get to be about the size of a pecan and are…

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…