Category: Blog

Mechanical Damage to Trees

Trees in the city face a number of challenges. They have to deal with air pollution, compacted and poor quality soil, salt off city roads, limited root and/or canopy space to grow, insufficient and/or excess moisture and light, wind, snow, and ice damage, and of course mechanical damage. Mechanical Damage to Trees Mechanical Damage to… Read more »

Educate to Eradicate: Invasive Plant Species in Ontario

Canada is home to over 4000 plant species. While we have many great native plants, there are several other plants which have been introduced. Some of these introduced species have naturalized to Canada and are not overly problematic, but there are others which are far more noxious. Sadly, in Ontario alone, over 400 invasive plant… Read more »

Need a Tree for a Shady Space? Think Blue Beech

It may be mid-February, but aren’t we all dreaming of spring? Did you know that spring is the best time to plant trees and that if you order your trees early, you have a better chance of getting what you want. What should you choose though? Start with something native and that grows well in… Read more »

Tree Markings in Ontario

Have you ever noticed a painted mark on a tree in a forest? Or seen a sign posted to a tree in your neighbourhood? Do you know what these tree markings are for? There are a few different reasons, but lets look at a few of them. Tree Markings in Ontario TRAIL BLAZES: The tree… Read more »

Snow and Ice Removal with CLC Tree Services

This time of year can often be quiet for CLC Tree Services. We send out crews to take down Christmas Decor London installations, work on projects around the shop, maintain equipment, and perform any tree service work that comes in. Despite the fact that winter tree services can be done in the winter, and there… Read more »

A Look Back: Reflections on 2017

Christmas Day has come and gone. The last few days of 2017 are slowly winding down. For many that means taking the time to reflect on a year passed. It also has many looking to the future in anticipation of the New Year to come. CLC can’t help but dwell on these reflections too. What… Read more »

Christmas Tree Species: Which to Choose?

Who puts up a real tree for Christmas? You know they are CLC’s first choice for Christmas Trees! Do you have a favourite species you choose from for your Christmas tree though? There are plenty to select from, whether you buy them from a nursery, a pop-up lot, or cut one down yourself. Which Christmas… Read more »

The Silhouette of November

In dreary days of November leaves do rustle, branches tremble. Cold, dark fingers across the sky. Their colours drained, all vibrance awry. Winds of change pushed, blown in hard fair winged creatures flit and tremble, scarred. Flee from winter! Escape the dark, unless you’re rooted planted firm in park. Strip away all covers, lay bare… Read more »

Enter to Win a Tree of Lights Installation

Have you visited the Christmas Decor London Facebook page recently? If you haven’t, now is the time. Why? It’s CONTEST time! There are only 6 weeks til Christmas. Have you started to decorate? The Christmas Decor London crews have. We’ve strung garlands, hung wreathes, and of course lit up some Christmas trees around London. We… Read more »

Mast Years: What’s Up with Nut Production?

Autumn is here. Leaves are changing and falling off area trees. The other things falling off area trees this time of year are nuts. Mast is the term for the amount of nuts or fruit produced. Have you noticed an abundance of nuts this season as compared to other years? Or perhaps a few less?… Read more »