Planting beneath trees

I live in Brampton (clay soil) and have 3 huge 50ft blue spruce trees in my front yard. Until now, we have kept them with their bottom branches sweeping the ground. However, since it is thinning near the bottom, we…

Rhizosphaera Needle Cast on Spruce Trees

I’m hoping that someone in your group could give us some advice. Our blue spruce trees (7-8 years old in zone 5 just north of Toronto) have been affected by Rhizosphera (black spots on needles detected with a loupe). We…

Evergreen Shedding Needles

The evergreen in my backyard (Yonge and York Mills area in Toronto) has been shedding more than the usual amount of needles and cones this winter. See attached photo where some of the branches at the mid and top level…