Christmas trees have a distinctive shape — perfect for decorating with tree ornaments and lights, easy to turn into kindergarten craft projects. Unlike deciduous trees that lose their leaves in fall, the evergreens we use for holiday decorating — pines, spruces, firs and others —… Read More »How Christmas Trees Get Their Look
If your pine or evergreen tree is losing needles, it may not be all bad news Trees with needles come in many varieties — there are over 100 species of trees that have needles. Inevitably, some of these trees will lose their needles from time… Read More »Why Is My Pine Tree Losing Needles?
We know trees are beneficial against pollution. But how can you protect your trees against pollution? Trees help capture carbon, reduce particles in the air, and reduce water pollution by preventing soil erosion. They also reduce noise pollution in busy areas, and have a secondary… Read More »Protecting Your Trees Against Pollution
Armillaria mushrooms can be a sign of root rot Mushrooms on trees may seem like a normal part of the ecosystem, but unfortunately, most of the time they indicate a problem. In the spring, you may see clusters of small brown-capped mushrooms growing at the… Read More »Why Do I Have Mushrooms on My Trees?
Most gardeners know that using fertilizer in your garden is necessary, but do you know that natural fertilizer can benefit your trees as well? Since trees can keep growing with poor or no maintenance, homeowners often don’t realize there’s a benefit to fertilizing trees too.… Read More »Why Use Natural Fertilizer
Learn more about magnolia scale Once your magnolia is past its spring bloom, you may notice something else on your tree: Why are you seeing wasps on magnolias? Wasps on your tree may look benign, but they can indicate a bigger problem called magnolia scale.… Read More »Why Are There Wasps on My Magnolia?
Over time, more and more homeowners and gardeners have been calling for eco-friendly plant healthcare treatments. We hear you, and we’re on board with protecting the planet while protecting your trees! It’s important to us to minimize the impact of our work and contribute to… Read More »Eco-Friendly Plant Healthcare Treatments
Black Spots on Maple Leaves Can Be Treated Maple tar spot is one of the easiest plant diseases to identify. Most people can spot it even without knowing what it is: if you have seen round black spots on maple leaves, either in a tree… Read More »What Is Maple Tar Spot Disease?
This invasive moth causes serious damage to Ontario trees If there’s only one pest on the tip of everyone’s tongues this year, it’s LDD moth, also known as European gypsy moth. Controlling gypsy moth is important, because the moth caterpillars can quickly cause significant damage… Read More »Controlling LDD Moth (Gypsy Moth)
Phytophthora Can Be Treated What is phytophthora root rot? Despite the tongue-twisting name, it’s a common issue in Ontario plants, but it can often go unnoticed. Phytophthora is a common disease in both landscape plants and crops in southern Ontario. Caused by an organism similar… Read More »Phytophthora Root Rot: What You Need to Know