English oak tree from acorn

Good afternoon, I am attempting to grow an English oak from an acorn. I have 4 acorns, each with a different length of tap root. From 4 inches to an acorn just about to expose the root. I have each…

Fall tree planting

I want to plant a few trees at our cottage this fall but not sure what would work best in our area. Burnt river Ontario. I love umbrella trees but not sure if that is s good choice for that…

Winter protection for new Eastern RedBud

Hi I planted my new eastern redbud in the spring I wanted to know if I should protect it for its first winter. Concerned it may not survive. Located in backyard between 2 sheds so not in direct wind. About…

Spruce tree

I sent a email earlier about my tree that has an opening where white sap has drained out. No evidence of insect’s. I believe my photo didn’t get sent so hopefully can do it now thanks. Previous email copied here:…

Serviceberry tree

My 2 serviceberry trees (planted in summer 2018, with northern exposure, about 7 metres apart) had plenty of white blossoms in spring 2019, followed by red fruits that summer. However, both developed suckers at the root area, which I have…

Overwintering Catalpa Seedlings

Hello, I live in Sudbury, Ontario. Several years ago I was given 3 catalpa trees. Last year one finally flowered and I kept the seeds. I planted them this year and have several seedlings about 2 inches tall. Where should…

Elm beetle

My elm has many leaves full of holes and after inspecting it I saw a lay of pulpas and prepulpae around the base of the fence next to the tree. How can I get rid of it, can I just…

Plant a tree at road-allowance (City of Toronto)

I cannot find specific rules for planting tree at road allowance in Toronto. Can I plant my own tree which is not from https://www.toronto.ca/data/parks/pdf/trees/street-tree-brochure.pdf such as different variety (not listed) Fagus Sylvatica Tri-Color (European Beech)? I believe it was required…