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…

White spruce

Hi, I’m hoping to plant 3-4 white spruce trees in my backyard to form a tall privacy hedge, because they grow tall enough (20m) but stay relatively narrow, and are evergreen therefore very low maintenance. My question is: how far…

Growth pattern of fruit trees

Hello Master Gardeners: I have a question regarding the growth pattern of fruit trees (apple and pear). Does vertical growth come from the base of the trunk or does most of it come from the top (and tips of branches)…

Carpinus betulus ‘Fastigiata’

I am considering planting 2 Pyramidal European Hornbeam for the purpose of screening. I am getting conflicting opinions regarding planting time. Which is optimal, spring or autumn? How far apart should they be? I live in Oakville Ont. Thank you…

Two Trees on Front Lawn?

The City of Toronto plans to plant Red Oak this fall, and I like this big fast growing tree. But I also recently discovered Tri-Color Beech, a slow growing, species tree.  I am wondering if it is good idea to…