extending a fence

Hi, I am an avid gardener who has recently moved from a house with beautiful garden to a house with a tiny backyard with a nice deck, a cedar fence and a yard that is 95% astroturf and a very…

Japanese Filigree Tree

We have an 8 year old tree that usually blooms and is so healthy each year. This year, 1 limb is dead. I need someone to look at this and some information on what is happening and how to deal…

Ant colony at base of large maple

Hi I was doing some cleaning of brush away from the base of a 30 year+ maple and noticed a huge ant colony at the base of the tree. Ants were also going up the bark but did not appear…

Emerald Ash Borer (EAB): A Toronto Master Gardeners Guide

The Emerald Ash Borer (Agrilus planipennis) is a wood-boring beetle native to Asia that feeds and kills Ash trees (Fraxinus genus). The beetle’s larva bores through the bark into the cambium creating serpentine galleries where it feeds on the phloem,…

Growing Sweet Cherry Trees

When is the best time to plant sweet cherry tree in Durham region? Where can i buy it? Is it very difficult to grow? Any planting tips? Does it get pests easily?…

Apple Scab on my Flowering Crab Tree?

Last year our flowering crab tree looked beautiful, as usual, when the flowers opened in mid May. The leaves came on afterwards as always, but in late June the leaves turned yellow and brown and by mid July they had…

Overwintering Emerald Cedar Tree in a Pot

I live in Northern Ontario. Can Emerald Cedar tree survive in it’s pot over the winter and how should I winterize the tree. If the tree will not survive, what should I do to until I can plant it in…

Brown Edges on Leaves

brown edges on leaves that look alittle small for a 2 year old tree-should I water more?thanks clay and top soil and half day of sun in toronto…

Backyard Privacy Trees

We live in north Toronto and with big new builds behind us we have no privacy. We face south but limited sun due to 2 100ft trees either side of property. So old they have limited branches and no privacy.…

Tree/Shrub Suggestions for Zone 4b

In a sunny, fairly dry location (rain dependent), what kind of tree would “anchor” the corner of my lot, near my sidewalk? I don’t want anything flowering (bees/insects), given the foot traffic past this location. Also the height of the…