Yew Slight Discolouration

Recently we had some landscaping work down, including a new bed with shrubs and plants (yews, boxwoods, hydrangeas and a magnolia tree) that were planted at the front of our house (front is east facing). It will be one week…

Cornus “China Girl”

i live in toronto with clay soil & use lots of leaves as mulch. my tree is about 5 yrs old. for the past 2 years i’ve had scant leaves & blooms. ive removed all dead wood & cannot find…

Elm Leaf Beetles are eating the little Elm (Ella)

Dear learned and wise folks, Those blasted Elm Leaf Beetles are eating the little Elm in my little front yard … DAILY I pick them off three or four at a time, I spray the leafs with soap and water…

Something is eating my boxwood [caterpillars]

Hello, I have 16 mature boxwoods planted along the fence (facing east and north). 3 out of 16 plants look very very unhealthy. These 3 are located in sunny spot ( the rest are in more shady area, and some…

Japanese Maple, Bloodgood tree

I planted a japanese maple 3 years ago and it has done well in my garden here in the Niagara Falls, ON area This spring we had a very hard late frost and most of the upper branches have not…

High balcony garden recommendation

I have a huge balcony in a downtown condo at the corner of York Street and Queens Quay West in the Harbourfront. It is about 400 square feet, north east exposure, fully exposed to the sky, on the 20th floor…

Alternatives to Emerald Cedar

Hello, I am located at Scarborough east Toronto, which is around zone 5-6. I want to find one kind of tree alternative to Emerald Cedar against my backyard fence. My backyard is face to west, so the sunlight is enough.…

king maple and caterpillars

why am I seeing a number of caterpillars hanging down from my king maple? The tree is 52 yrs old. Is there a potential issue for the tree and what can I do about it in a safe way? The…

Maple tree has small holes and black markings

My maple tree is two years old. I do not want to lose it. Attached is a picture showing several leaves. As you can see the new ones look perfectly healthy. What can/should I do to salvage the tree. See…

Unknown tree in distress

Hi, I recently moved into a new house and inherited a tree in my backyard. I am not sure what type of tree it is, and it seems to have had leaves last summer from what I recall before I…