Black Walnut soft nuts

I have black walnut trees and this is the first year they have produced nuts.  However, the nuts are soft with nothing inside.  Any suggestions?    …

Need to Find the Right Tree Please

Hello! I live in a townhouse condo in Bowmanville, ON and have a small backyard space. I used to have a Manitoba Maple, that has since been removed. Now I am left with an open space and a view of…

Burnt leaves

Several of our trees have ‘burnt leaves’. It looks as if someone has put a match under them ie 1 our cornus, our tricoloured beech, a lady Di clematis, and an elm(young). Also our fringe tree,(weeping wisteria) looks like its…

Bug

Hello, I live in Mississauga and found this boring beetle on my Willow tree [not weeping] It is a dark copper colour. I’ve done a bit of research but no luck. Thank you , Carol…

freemani maple – spindle gall and black spot

– I live in Kitchener (Zone 5) – I have clay soil – I think that the soil is on the alkaline side – house built in the 1960’s -planted a Freemani maple (red X silver) about 3 years ago…

Hamamelistes Spinosus

We have a white chalky substance accruing on our birch tree leaves, causing the leaves to resolve into high ridges. I had been hoping to have a conversation with one of the gardeners but the volunteer failed to show at…

Adding Soil Around Large Trees

I am a volunteer gardener with the St. Mary’s Cathedral in the archdiocese of Kingston.  We have 8 large and very old trees on the site we maintain and have been adding soil around the trees in order to plant…

Dwarf Alberta spruce

Dwarf Alberta spruce. Can these trees be planted in a large, cut-off barrel as I don’t have the room for them to be put in the ground? We live in southeast Saskatchewan. They are about two feet in height now.…

Trimming grass around Trees

I have hundreds of mature trees in my back yard. Some areas I keep the grass neatly trimmed right up to the trees but some trees are near river so I let the grass grow tall all around them. Which…

Japanese Maple leaves are pale yellow

This tree is located in the full sun for most the day. It is located in the North Toronto neighbourhood. The leaves were green last year but now those at the top of the tree and end of the branches…