Red Oak with ‘gooseberries’

I have a volunteer Red oak that is now about 8+ feet tall. The tree sits on the east side of the house under the canopy of a 35 foot red oak, a 20 foot bass wood and another unknown…

Boxwood Moth Caterpillars

Hi there, my boxwoods are covered in what I have identified positively as the Boxwood MothCaterpillar. I have searched endlessly for recommendations on how to get rid of them and what product to use and while there are lots of…

Scale on Pine

Etobicoke back yard garden. Limber pine planted spring last year. Noticed today a white substance, powdery. Noticed a small white worm/caterpillar on the white substance. Please help with a diagnosis.…

Infestation on Annabelle Hydrangea

This past week I have noticed several new leaves on my 3 year old Annabelle hydrangea curling up. There are black eggs or insects inside. Is this something serious? Is there anything I can do to get rid of whatever…

Viburnum Mohican “pests”

I have two mature viburnum bushes in my backyard and every year the leaves are being eaten by small grey-ish insects (a bit smaller than a maggot) and the leaves are turned into “skeletons”. I have done some research and…

Mystery plant and mystery tulip muncher

The picture is of a plant with red, fleshy stalks and early blooming yellow flowers. I haven’t been able to identify it and thus know whether to eradicate it as there are a few in our Urban garden in Peterborough.…

Japanese Beetles

I had an infestation of Japanese beetles last summer that attacked my roses. Is there anything I can do now to prevent an onslaught of the pests. If they return can I do anything else besides pick them off the…

Thin black patch on apple tree

Hi I noticed this on a branch of my September ruby apple, I live in Saskatoon. I’m hoping you might be able to identify it and if it needs treating. It’s a thin black layer, almost like mildew, that you…