Redbud Destroyed by Racoons

Hi. I planted a Redbud ‘Forest Pansy’ a few years ago (don’t worry, I’ve had them before and they grow great where I live… close to L. Ontario) and it was growing really well. It was about 12′-15′ high and…

Eastern Redbud – lead branch broken

I planted an eastern redbud last year. The tree was doing well until one morning when it looked like an animal (raccoon maybe) tried sitting in it and broke off the lead branch. I cut the branch so it would…

Tree Health After Paving

Hi – I recently renovated my backyard and now I have stone pavers/mulch surrounding my 2 trees. It wasn’t until I finished it that I read about ‘mulch volcanoes’ and keeping the root flare exposed. I tried to dig as…

Bark Damage to My Young Dawn Redwood

A few days ago, I noticed that most of the bark of my twenty foot Metasequoia glyptostroboides had been stripped off from the ground up to about 4′.  Footprints in the freshly fallen snow indicate that it was likely deer. …