Birds Nest Spruce new growth browning

I planted 2 birds nest spruce 3 weeks ago as instructions asked. Have had 3 inches of mulch around and fed with evergreen feet. Watering everyday for 2 weeks and now every second day. Soil around plant moist. Had rapid…

Wrapping Alberta spruce for winter

I have an Alberta spruce (I think it is); almost 30 years old; 5 ft. tall in southern Ontario. It faces south/east. I added compost this summer. Dry conditions. Also gets affected by winter snow and ice. I have no…

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…

Plants for Kawartha Lakes Area

I would like to plant white pines, blue spruce, a magnolia tree, some rose bushes, hydrangeas… what do you advise for this location?…

Spruce with Rusty-Looking Needles

I live 25 miles north of Toronto and have clay soil. Some of my spruce trees’ needles, especially those facing south, look sunburnt, and then drop. The trees are 5 years old and look healthy, Is there anything I can…

Evergreen tree growing weird branches ?

Hey there, I moved into my house 7 years ago and had these lovely evergreen trees on my front yard. They’ve always looked the same and I’ve had no problems with them until now. This year, one of the trees…

Blue spruce no longer blue

I planted a three foot blue spruce last fall. After being completely buried in snow all winter it has turned green with the exception of the new growth. Is there anything I can do to fix this ? Thank you…

Browning on transplanted 9′ White Spruce

We transplanted five 9-foot tall White Spruce trees from just Stouffville to Toronto, towards the end of August, 2014. All seemed well, but a week ago, three of the five trees started browning at the lower level (as seen in…

Spruce tree

This spruce tree is in the Richmond Hill area, Ontario. It faces North and receives a good amount of light in the open front yard of the house. This spring (2013) it began to change in colour from the usual…