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Tree Planting Season

2017 Tree Planting Season This spring has been a busy one for CLC Tree Services. Tree planting season is upon us, and boy oh boy, were there ever a lot of trees to get into the ground this year! While we had a short stint in February when temperatures rose and we managed to plant… Read more »

One Good Turn Deserves Another: Day of Service at Camp BEL

Dorchester, Ontario is located approximately 2 hours west of Toronto, 1 hour southeast of Grand Bend, 1 hour east of Muirkirk, and 15 minutes from London. The village of 3,900 people holds 1 grocery store, 1 high school, 1 library, and 1 Scouts Canada group. On Mother’s Day weekend though, the population more than doubles… Read more »

Shop Local: Buy Ontario Wood Products

Ontario covers approximately 266 million acres (107,636,418 hectares); 66% of which is forested. An estimated 85 billion trees spread between the four broad forest regions in Ontario—Hudson Bay Lowlands, Boreal, Great Lakes-St Lawrence, deciduous. Of that space, 114,110 hectares are harvested areas. While the forestry industry accounts for approximately 150,000 jobs and a revenue from sales… Read more »

Landscaping Fix: Creating Better Flow in your Yard

Landscaping Your Yard Purchasing a new home is exciting. There are inspections to make, contracts to sign, and stuff to move. And we aren’t just talking about the real estate agent’s paperwork. Exterior landscaping is a big part of the aesthetic appeal of a home and often needs just as much attention as anything else in… Read more »

Diplodia Tip Blight: A Blight on Pine Trees

Do you have a pine tree that isn’t thriving? Are new shoots stunted and turning brown? Have you noticed black fruiting bodies at the end of needles? While pines trees can exhibit some of these stressors from other ailments—air pollution, pine shoot borer, other insects and diseases—the culprit just might be Diplodia tip blight. Diplodia… Read more »

Katsura: A CLC Crowd Favourite to Plant

Were you familiar with all the trees CLC Tree Services mentioned in our article on best trees to plant in London? There was one which may have surprised you. Cercidiphyllum japonica is native to China and Japan, but was thought to have been introduced to North America in 1865 by an American consul to Japan…. Read more »

Recommended Trees to Plant in London

Northern Hemlock

CLC Tree Services has shared information about soil over the last little while in the hopes that homeowners will better understand their soil and its relation to their trees. Soil texture, pH levels and interdependence on water all affect not only the health of your existing trees, but should also be taken into consideration when… Read more »

Soil & Water: What you Need to Know

Soil: It’s sandy, loamy, full of clay, or possibly one too many rocks. The pH level of it is acidic, alkaline or hopefully right in that middle range where your trees thrive. Is there anything more to know about soil then? If you’ve got those basics mastered, can’t you run out and grab a tree to… Read more »

Why Soil pH Levels Matter

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Hopefully our recent introduction to soil didn’t leave you feeling buried by the topic. Soil really is fascinating. And to understand it better, we need to dig a little deeper. There are two major branches of soil science; pedology and edaphology. Pedology: the study of the formation, characteristics, and distribution of soils Edaphology: the study of… Read more »

Landscape Planning: Think About Tree Planting Now

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Look outside your window. It is January, but in London, Ontario, we have a decided dearth of snow. Definitely more like early spring weather, than the dead of winter. So, as it already feels like spring, now is the perfect time to talk about tree planting! Early spring is the perfect time to plant a… Read more »