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…

Tree for a balcony

I am moving to the 8th floor of a condo and the balcony faces west and would like to have a tree as I am leaving a big garden and have trees. What kinds of trees would do well as…

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…

Acer griseum

Hello. I am doing a presentation on the above tree and want to ask for help in identifying any cultivars or hybrids. Thanks.…

Emerald green cedar turning brown

My landscaper planted several 6-feet cedar last year. Three browned and died. He replaced them last April. Now the same three start to brown again. I watered them everyday in the summer to make sure they are not dry. The…