Transplanting a Japanese Maple

How can I safely move a fairly mature Japanese maple tree?  This tree is unusual in that it is an amazing orange/yellow colour with a touch of red in the Fall and is really worth trying to keep.  It’s not…

Black aphids on japanese maple

Hello, I’m in Toronto with a west facing garden (full afternoon sun) that has a 4ft japanese (waterfall) maple. I planted it last summer, and it came back this spring very healthy. But today, I noticed swarms of small black…

lilac under a big tree

I had a large tree removed this spring. Under it is a lilac bush which is growing, but is spindly and lacking vigour. What should I do?…

Why so many cones on the Dawn Redwood?

I’d like to know why there are so many cones on the Dawn Redwood this year and how I tell the female cones from the male cones. I have three Dawn Redwoods in my front yard.…

new shade tree for backyard, tree type suggestion please

Hello, I would like to plant a tree which would provide shade for our backyard and cover the unsightly stump (20′ approx) in our neighbour’s backyard. The white circle is the proposed tree location. The X is where the neighbour’s…

Flowering Shrub for Full Sun

Hi We live in Thornhill, ON I’m looking for a flowering shrub or low growing shrub for our front garden which has full sun exposure. Could you please make some suggestions. Thank you…

toronto tree

fast growing grows BIG and wide doesn’t lose needles /leaves in winter good for privacy partial sunlight can u pls make a suggestion…

Flamingo Box Elder

I have a flamingo box elder on my recently purchased property that looks as if it was recently planted. Is this tree invasive, does it have pests, should it be left in or removed? Any comments?…

Pruning Mature White Cedar Trees

I live in Toronto. My back yard has a hedge of 40-50 ft. white cedar trees. The branches have spread 6-8 feet from the truck. I would like to prune the branches back to 4 feet. Will this harm the…

Best time of year for planting trees

How late in fall can one plant a tree (and not a young, skinny one)? When in spring should one plant? Does it depend on the species? What is the best time of year for planting the following trees in…