Possible squirrel damage to tree

We planted a pagoda dogwood tree last year. It came through the winter fine and looked good all summer, but about five days ago, I noticed a squirrel in it, eating the berries. The squirrel had also chewed off the…

Pruning a pagoda dogwood

Can I prune a pagoda dogwood now (ie in June) or do I have to wait until next spring? The perennials planted below are being badly shaded and I wanted to remove the lower branches.…

White spots on Pagoda Dogwood bark

I have 3 pagoda dogwoods in my Brampton garden. The soil is mostly clay, but has been amended over several decades with mulch and compost. The area gets sun most of the day with a few hours of shade from…

Unknown berry bearing tree in Southern Nova Scotia

Hi, I’ve had this bush growing at the borders of my lawn for 20+ years. It has beautiful white blossoms in the Spring and dark blue berries which change to black when fully ripe. They are ripening now. I live…

Pagoda dogwood

I planted a young Cornus alternifolia this spring. It is about 2 feet tall, planted in sandy soil which I amended with composted manure and some peat moss at planting time, this spring. The root zone is covered with cedar…

Serviceberry and Juglone

A previous Q&A states that Serviceberries are sensitive to juglone even though they are a native species. There is a lot of conflicting info on the web. My 20 yr. old Serviceberry is about 25 ft from my neighbour’s black…