Possible squirrel damage to tree

We planted a pagoda dogwood tree last year. It came through the winter fine and looked good all summer, but about five days ago, I noticed a squirrel in it, eating the berries. The squirrel had also chewed off the…

Carpinus betulus dieback

Hello I am in zone 5a and the location in question is partial shade with clay soils. I have 5 Carpinus betulus ‘frans fontaine’ that were planted three years ago. They are approximately 7′ tall, and in the spring I…

Growing an oak tree in Southeastern Ontario

Good evening, I am attempting to grow an oak tree that has a lot of sentimental value to me. It is almost 2 years old now and has survived one summer in Montreal and one in Ottawa. It currently resides…

growing oak trees in pots

  I transplanted small oak trees (6″) into pots at the beginning of summer. They are all do well. My question is what do I do with them for the winter? Can I bring them in the house? Should I…

Planting a Tree: A Toronto Master Gardeners Guide

“The true meaning of life is to plant trees under whose shade you do not expect to sit.”  Nelson Henderson The key to growing a healthy tree begins with proper planting procedures. This gardening guide outlines each step in successful…