Damaged bark on yellow-wood tree

-Yellow-wood tree planted (by the City) in October 2020 is about 8-9 feet tall. It’s in a very sunny spot (south and west exposure). The soil is sandy. -Today I removed the protective guard around the bottom of the trunk…

What’s Happening to My Maple Tree?

Hello, I have a maple tree in my backyard, in the southeast corner of the lot. It is about 8-10 years old. It gets full sun and for the last two years, since I have owned this home, has been…

Redbud Destroyed by Racoons

Hi. I planted a Redbud ‘Forest Pansy’ a few years ago (don’t worry, I’ve had them before and they grow great where I live… close to L. Ontario) and it was growing really well. It was about 12′-15′ high and…

Cedar hedge is dying

Hi I am hoping you can help. I live in East York and planted a cedar hedge last year on the East and North Borders of my property. About 3 weeks ago I applied a new layer of mulch (about…

Lawn Compost planning for September Lawn top dressing

If I wish to buy some compost for the lawn, do I have to wait for the middle of September? Will storage in an old garage make cause the compost to lose its constituency of being light, consistent, well rotted,…

Ugly Colouring on Maple Leaves

I live in the east end of Toronto, near the lake. My tree is on the front lawn and although it is on the north side of the house, it gets a lot of sun. These discolourations started appearing a…

Leaf chlorosis remedy

Hello, our young pillar oak has been showing signs of leaf chlorosis for two seasons. I applied Aluminum sulfite last year with no visible improvement, and earlier this season I sprinkled two applications of chelated iron. Is there anything else…

Growing Trees

Hi! I have some tree saplings that I’m starting in containers with the intention of transplanting to viable sites when they are a little older and stronger. How do I protect them in the winter? Particularly, should I be worried…