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…

Japanese Maple Green Variety

I am looking into purchasing a green variety Japanese maple, ideally a Katsura, but I cannot find a store that carries it at the moment. It will be in a partial shade area (afternoon sun), and I need something that…

Red Maple Colours

The city of Toronto planted a bare root Red Maple tree on the boulevard in response to my request for a tree that turns brilliant vibrant red colour in fall. The tree was planted May 13, 2015. The tree has…