Best Trees for the Local Environment

Hello! I have a backyard in North York area of Toronto with an abundance of trees. The previous homeowners planted numerous trees including magnolias, a plum, 2 mulberry trees, 2 varieties of apples, 2 quince trees and about 2-3 varieties…

Planting a tree in a large container

Hello, I would like to plant a tree in a very large container on my patio. It’s not possible to plant it in the ground there. I am hoping to be able to grow it tall to extend above our…

Red Maple Tree dying

Hi there, I have a beautiful 16 year old red maple tree that is dying a very slow death. It grew very fast in the beginning. It has stopped growing the last 5 years or so. It is in front…

Tree regulations

I have a 20’ maple (trunk 6”diam) and a 35’ white pine (trunk 12” diam) that I need dead but not removed yet. Do you have a few ways to kill foliage and eventually kill the tree?…

Weeping Mulberry Root System

Hello, I saw your article on weeping mulberry trees that mentioned the roots are invasive, but it didn’t mention how far they reach. How far away from a house/driveway/etc. does a weeping mulberry need to be planted to ensure they…

Norway Maple Issues

I have a 20ft high Norway Maple (probably the ‘Crimson King’ cultivar) that is starting to lose leaves, and now branches, on its lower west side. Trunk is 19″ circumference at 4ft. I first noticed some minor leaf loss about…

Planting a White Cedar hedge under a honey locust

Hi! We have a small backyard lined on the east side by a 6 ft fence, and shaded by a honey locust tree. We’d like to create a cedar hedge to cover the fence and provide winter interest, but I’m…

Ginkgo Tree has large areas where bark is missing

Zone – 4B, Sun for most of the day, Tree is in a sheltered near to house. I noticed that there are many holes on the trunk of the tree. Just below where the tree starts branching out the bark…

Cuttings budding with no roots

    I took some Cedar (Cedrus) cuttings a week ago and some have started budding, but they have no roots. I was wondering why this is happening? The cuttings have bottom heat, humidity dome, and are kept indoors. (took…