Fig Tree Maintenance in Toronto

I was lucky enough to buy a house with a mature fig tree, but had no chance to inquire about maintenance. Noticed some pictures with burlap wrapping in winter and some heavy pruning on old and new branches as well.…

Fruit Trees not Bearing

My pear tree and my plum tree did not produce any fruit this year.  I self pollinated them, saw some fruit in June.  I came back in July to find no fruit. Is it the ground hog living in my…

Cherry Tree Health in 2017

Hi – I have a mature Japanese Cherry Tree in my back yard – it’d be close to a 2 foot diameter at 3 feet off the ground. This year it started dropping leaves beginning in June and has continued…

Infected Pear and Linden Trees

Hello: I have a pear tree several years old. It still produces pears. It has small pears about the size of a nickel on it now. The leaves have these little black spots on the underside of the leave and…

Plum Tree

Hi! I am sending you a picture of my plum tree. Do you know what the black growth is? What should I do with it? Thank you, Kate

Control of Apple Scab

Greetings. I saw that there this has been some discussion of the control of apple scab that is clearly on a Macintosh apple tree in our yard (planted three years ago and is/was otherwise thriving; seemed to have about 75…

Electronic Pest Chaser – Cherry Trees

I volunteer at a Scout camp and have many Cheery Trees, BUT the Cubs and Scouts can not get to the fruit as the Animals get there first. Where can I obtain an Electronic repellent to hang in the trees?…

Apple Tree Dying

I’m in Barrie, I have apple tree 8 years old on my back yard. This year tree produce flowers, start to grow fruit and suddenly all leaves and flowers star to dying. Fee branches are dead already. Why this happen,…

Pear Tree After Pruning

The pear tree in my backyard is at least 30 years old. I had it pruned for the first time ever, by an arborist, two years ago. There were signs of small scale trellis rust. The tree flowered nicely last…