pruning an amur maple

Is May a good time to prune an amur maple? It seems to form a canopy of leaves in the summer, so I’m concerned if I prune about 25% off the top now it may not leaf out sufficiently.…

Norway maple

Is it possible to plant Karl forester grass as an informal hedge in an area underneath and beyond the drip line of a Norway maple? If not, is it possible to lay ground cover? If not, will anything grow under…

Italian plum

I live in the Midwest just south of Chicago tree is in sun majority of the day soil is black dirt with a little clay it’s about 5 to 6 years old the base of trunk is about 5 inch…

Black Tulip Magnolia

My black tulip magnolia has some damage to its trunk. How can I repair this? The bark is stripped to the bare trunk – about nine inches and there is a crack in the trunk. I do not want to…

Best Trees to Plant In Prince Edward County Ontario

Hi Wondering if you can provide some advice. We own 1 to 2 acres of land in PEC. On the property border there are trees mainly juniper type trees on the east, north and west parts of the property. In…

Not so angelic Angelica tree

Hello, I love the look of Japanese Angelica ever since I saw a gnarly old specimen at the Niagara botanical gardens. For years I enjoyed its flower plumes and arched branches despite its thorny demeanor and wandering eye. It was…

Thin black patch on apple tree

Hi I noticed this on a branch of my September ruby apple, I live in Saskatoon. I’m hoping you might be able to identify it and if it needs treating. It’s a thin black layer, almost like mildew, that you…

Possible Bacterial Wetwood

Hello, I bought a Freeman Maple Tree last year which was planted as a memorial tree for my Mother in late September. I have looked at it this spring and while it looks like it has plenty of buds, there…