Locust Tree – All Branches Dead*

Hello – I planted 4 locust trees at my cottage 4 years ago. Last spring, one of the trees appeared dead (no leaves) in the established branches but had vigorous suckers growing from the trunk all of the way up…

Rehoming a Tree*

Hello! Somehow we have not noticed a tree growing in our front yard, which is now about a meter high. It has been identified as northern catalpa. We absolutely cannot accommodate this beautiful and magnificent but enormous, when mature, tree.…

globe cedar mature 4 meters tall*

cedar is 2 feet from the house.can i remove top portion of entire tree, leaving 1-2 feet of all crown branches? will the tree survive ?…

Spacing for a Dappled Willow hedge*

Hi there, I recently purchased Dappled Willow shrubs to create a privacy hedge between my yard and my neighbours. I read on a website that the spacing should be 2′ apart but then on another website it should be 4-6′.…

Pagoda dogwood partially covered with leaves*

I have had a pagoda dogwood shrub for about 6 years and it has always been very healthy. This year only about half of the branches have leaves on them. Some of the branches seem dead. I put shrub fertilizer…

Emerald Cedars*

Hi, I am planting a row of emerald cedars along my backyard fence to create a privacy screen. In mid-April I planted 6 cedars that are 5-6 feet high. I plan to plant around another 10 cedars to complete the…

Front yard trees*

Two years ago I removed the shrubs from my front yard and replaced them with Japanese Maples (one on each side of my path). I recently did construction and it doesn’t look like they survived the shock. What trees would…

High Park Sakura Trees*

Hello Toronto Master Gardeners! The Sakura cherry trees in High Park have failed to produce any blooms this year and I am wondering why this would be. The leaves on the trees have flushed out for the most part. Were…