Coral Bark Japanese Maple

Location Toronto, Etobicoke, north, away from the lake. Planting location west side of house partially protected by 9 ft purple beech hedge. See conflicting info on the shape. Is it a globe shape or columnar? Some tape show columnar while…

Japanese Maple – Bleached Leaves

Hi again, I appreciate every time I have written in and I have received great advice. So, what brings me here today? I am attaching a photo of my ten year old J. Maple. I just noticed that, on two…

Mould on maple tree and maple shoots

I have a 52 year old maple at the south side of the house in full sun- the tree is healthy looking, however, what I believe to be moss is growing on all sides of the trunk and the roots…

king maple and caterpillars

why am I seeing a number of caterpillars hanging down from my king maple? The tree is 52 yrs old. Is there a potential issue for the tree and what can I do about it in a safe way? The…

Hedging Close to Mature Maple Tree

My partner and I live on a busy street in South Burlington and are interested in planting a hedge around 4 feet across the front of our property. According to the internet I believe our hardiness zone is 6b and…

Spring cleaning of flower beds

Good day, In cleaning out some of my flower beds I don’t usually rake but try to remove certain “undesirables” such as the tar spotted Norway maple leaves and the petioles by hand. My question is about the great number…

Use of sawdust from Maple Tree as mulch

My huge Norwood Maple tree was damaged and had to be taken down in March 2019, resulting in lots of saw dust. I am told that I need to add 1 lb of nitrogen to 50lbs of saw dust if…

Japanese Maple

Our 12 yr old Japanese maple appears to be slowly dying. It did not bloom as normal and the leaves are curling. The past few weeks it began to grow new shoots. Red colour in picture. Please can you help.…

Raised Beds for Berries and Tree Roots

About ten years ago we planted a ball and burlap red maple (about ten feet tall at the time) in the corner of our garden. Since then, it has grown considerably and now nothing will grow underneath it. I have…

Pale Green Maple Keys

Help! Do I have to remove the new pale green maple keys from the new soil so they won’t germinate? We are having new sod put down. At the moment the old sod is off, the ground is levelled and…