Tri Coloured Beech Tree

When is the best time to trim my beech tree? it is located on the south side of my house. it is healthy just needs to be trimmed back. it is approximately 10-12 feet tall. any tips would be helpful…

Dying Emerald Cedars, Viburnum, and Berberis

Hello, Several Emerald cedars planted a year ago in the spring have turned brown suddenly and died–they have been watered throughout this summer weekly. A 12-13 year old Viburnum flowered beautifully this spring, but branches have been suddenly drying up…

Cutting back a large limb on a Magnolia tree *

The tree is large and 25 to 30 years old and is very healthy. I want to cut back a large limb on one side, because we keep bumping our heads on it when we use the path beside it.…

Ailing Japanese Maple*

I live in mid-town Toronto and have an ailing 30 year old Japanese Maple.  It is a lovely 30 foot plus tree, and it has added to the beauty and charm of my home.  However, in the last while I…

Removing and replanting an oak tree *

I was “gifted” an oak tree that I only realized this summer, possibly from a little creature. It is already about 5 ft, quietly coming out from my other bushes in the south-facing front yard, perhaps 10 feet from the…

Pruning a young Purple Robe Locust *

Hello, Just last summer (2015) I planted a 16′ purple robe locust in my west-facing front yard in Toronto. We fertilized and watered this plant aggressively and it has now grown to about 30′ and is really taking hold. Is…

Tree in TBG Demonstration Courtyard *

On Sunday September 4th, my wife and I visited TBG. There is a tree near Annie’s green roof topped straw bale shed in the Demonstration Courtyard that we would like to know the name of. It has ‘arrowhead’ leaves and…

Replacement of a City Tree *

The tree on my front lawn recently came down. It was a small leaf linden. We are devastated to lose a tree, but it is an opportunity to plant what I want. They have suggested a freeman maple or a…

Tree by a pool *

The city is planting a tree on the street near our pool. We have clay soil. The city has provided the following list of trees. Which one is the least messy? Skyline honeylocust Hackberry Homestead elm Greenspire linden Crimson king…

Very old pear tree sucker*

Hello, I had an old pear tree in our back yard taken down last year because of carpenter ants rotting the trunk. The tree must have been there a long while because it towered over our three storey house. We…