Tree selection

We live in Toronto and between our raised flower bed and the house it is 36 feet. We want to plant a hardy deciduous tree- dappled sunlight- not be more than 25′ tall. I have done a lot of research,…

Best tree block

Hi there, I’m looking for a mix of native trees that provide a large tree block to hide new neighbors house. I live an hour north west of Toronto.…

I.D. required of a tree

There is a stand of trees that I’ve never come across before.  Royal Botanical Gardens could not verify what it is.  They are located on Halls Rd…a rural road in Whitby, ON.  I assume they are young trees because of…

Picking a Native Tree

Hi, I live in North East Scarborough and I want to plant a tree this spring in my backyard. It seems to have low sunlight as the garden faces north and there is also a literal house right in front…

Black Cedar

i have a very imposing house behind my property i am looking to grow some fast growing cedars i would like native plants to my region which is norwich. 22 minutes south of woodstock climate zone is 6a full sun…

What trees you recommend for front yard in Toronto?

Hello. We have a new house in North Toronto that can benefit from two more trees on the front yard with full sun exposure. The two trees will be 25′ apart. Initially we wanted a Japanese Red Maple but think…

Backyard privacy

Our West facing back garden now looks into two modern houses with such enormous windows we can see straight through the houses. An 18 to 20 ft. Cedar hedge was replaced with an 8 ft wooden fence. I would like…

Fall tree planting

I want to plant a few trees at our cottage this fall but not sure what would work best in our area. Burnt river Ontario. I love umbrella trees but not sure if that is s good choice for that…

Eastern Redbud or other flowering tree?

Hello! I am on the landscaping committee for a condo in downtown Toronto, and the Board is looking into planting 2 – 3 ornamental trees as part of a rejuvenation project. They have considered flowering cherries to start, but I…