planting under black walnut*

I understand redbud can be planted under black walnut. Can a weeping redbud work, knowing it is grafted on another type of tree, will the graft take the black walnut as well. If garden is on hill will this help…

Zelkova, Hackberry or Honeylocust?*

Hello. I am having trouble deciding which tree to plant in my backyard. The width of my property is 55 feet, and I have plenty of open space in my backyard to plant a big tree. I’m very indecisive and…

Black Tulip Magnolia problems*

We have a Monrovia Black Tulip Magnolia, now about 5 years old. The first couple of years it bloomed as promised. More recently it has started to bloom in the late summer/ fall as well as the spring. Most of…

Help with a smoke bush*

Hi there my wife and I bought a home and inherited a 12 foot smoke tree, I know that it needs to be pruned to improve its general form but don’t know where to start. I’ve read online that it…

Cedar Trees*

We have some 30 year old Cedar Trees in our garden.  They are 25-30 ft high.  We have lopped off the top 18″ of these trees.  Did we make a mistake?  Our intention was to encourage them to spread out…

Trees for small spaces*

I have built flower boxes, using stone, that follow the steps at grade leading to my backyard at the side of my house.  I have 5 flower boxes in all. The first two are 3.5 x 3.5 feet square. The…

Architectural Privacy Hedge*

I would like to plant a hedge that will grow to a solid green manicured wall of 8 feet for interest and privacy across the center of my front yard in North York. The yard faces south and will be…

Replacement tree for front lawn*

The city of Toronto is going to remove the tree on the front lawn. Attached is a picture of red/pink flowering tree that we want to find out if the city supplies but don’t know what it is called. Can…