Black Tulip Magnolia

My black tulip magnolia has some damage to its trunk. How can I repair this? The bark is stripped to the bare trunk – about nine inches and there is a crack in the trunk. I do not want to…

Genie magnolia

We ae smitten with the Genie magnolia although we haven’t yet committed ourselves to one. Our neighbour has a senior, huge, Sauce magnolia and In our garden we have 4 various smaller magnolia and all are doing well. Our neighbour…

New Magnolia Tree

We put in a Magnolia tree this year it’s almost six feet tall.(western exposure full sun) I just need to know what to do with it before we get any frost. Is it safe to say it will need to…

Seed Pod

Thank you for identifying this seed pod. We have decided that we will plants the seeds. We noticed that the tree had different shaped pods, do we need to find a “male” and a “female” seed pod or do we…

Seed Pod

We came across this seed pod in Craigleigh Gardens, Rosedale, Toronto. It came from quite a large tree nearby. Can you please identify what it is? We think we might plant it in our garden. We wondered if it was…

Fungus on Saucer Magnolia tree branches

The tree is in Toronto in sandy loamy soil, twenty years old large. It is in sun because it stands alone. Can you advise re an arborist? The fungus is not on the trunk or leaves but on the smaller…

Car crashed my young Magnolia

A car has crashed and broke completely my beloved young Magnolia. I bought it and planted it in spring. They said at the nursery that it was ready to bloom, but it hasn’t this year. Not surprised, it looked very…

black wispy fungus on underside of magnolia branches

North York Toronto tree is about 50 years old flowered beautifully growing well in backyard shaded by Norway maple 20 feet away and honey locust I went to prune some branches and discovered the fungus I have never seen the…