Oddly browning emerald cedars

This tree was planted last summer prior to us taking possession of the house. We watered it a lot until we put the hose away for the winter. A bunch of other trees had similar symptoms, where specific branches would…

Backyard privacy

Our West facing back garden now looks into two modern houses with such enormous windows we can see straight through the houses. An 18 to 20 ft. Cedar hedge was replaced with an 8 ft wooden fence. I would like…

Small Ornamental Trees

Hi there. Thanks for your response to one of my earlier questions. I’m thinking of adding some ornamental trees to my backyard. I garden in zone 5. It has clay-ish soil and is in full sun on a gentle south-facing…

White spruce or black spruce?

Hi, I enquired about white spruce a few days ago. However, I based on the answer I got I suspect whether I got the name of the tree wrong. An arborist told me these trees in my neighbor’s backyard are…

Tree Transplanting

Is December too late to transplant a tree? The ground is not frozen. Is it better to transplant now while the tree is dormant or is it better to uproot in the spring when the lawn is dry? The tree…

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:…