Starting a Garden in Winter

I am a journalism student at Humber College working on an assignment on starting gardens in winter. Can someone provide information on this particularly the benefits of starting in winter? Also, I’ve heard that fruit trees in the GTA are…

Cankers on Dwarf Peach and Chokecherry

Hello, cankers have started to develop on these two trees. I first noticed it this summer with the Chokecherry. It was a beautiful tree approximately 14 feet high. One evening the main trunk collapsed into a neighbours garden. When we…

Sick Pear Tree

Hello, I have attached a photo of pear tree leaves from a tree in our yard. The leaves have orange and black spots with the occasional holes. Can you identify what the pear tree may be affected by?

Fruit Trees

I have a pear tree that seems to be afflicted with something. The soil generally has a clay base and the tree is in an open space that gets lots of seun. Wet and dry condition would be reflective of…

Apple Tree

The soil generally has a clay base and the tree is in an open space that gets lots of sun. Wet and dry condition would be reflective of the actual climate conditions for this area (Sudbury). The climate zone I…

Cherry Tree

Hi, I have a cherry tree at the back of my house. I do not know what type of cherry this is. Do you know if I can eat them or not?

Apple tree blight/infestation

Thank you for taking my question. Four years ago we planted two young apple trees in our full-day sun backyard (clay soil) in Barrie Ontario. I think they are being infested by some kind of caterpillar, because usually there are…