Category: Blog

Match the Maples

Everyone recognizes the glorious leaf on the Canadian flag; the iconic maple leaf forever! Did you know that there are over 125 species of Acer trees and 10 of them are native to Canada? Can you tell one maple from another? QUIZ TIME! Let’s see who really knows their maple trees. Match the maple leaves pictured below… Read more »

Lying Dormant

It is winter in Canada. This year seems to be a particularly cold one too, if you are to believe the newspaper’s reports. Sure, there might be a few new record lows getting noted, but need I remind you that it’s WINTER. It gets cold in these parts! Put on a few layers and keep… Read more »

CLC Tree Services to the Pet Rescue!

“Here kitty, kitty!” You have called your cat repeatedly and panic is setting in. Maybe your cat has never been outdoors before. Could they be injured? Perhaps they are just plain scared and you can’t handle their yowling anymore. What do you do when your pet has scooted up a tree and won’t come down… Read more »

Spring Tree TLC from CLC

While Londoners might not be impressed with all the rain we’re receiving this week (upwards of 100 mm!), there is a bright spot in all this precipitation. I have to believe that it is finally a true harbinger of spring! It is time to get outside and enjoy nature and outdoor life once again. That… Read more »

Sap’s Still Flowing

tapped maple tree

Spring has sprung. There are bulbs starting to poke their tips through the cold soil and giant snow banks are melting everywhere.The ground is getting soft in places, but that doesn’t mean that winter has quite given up the ghost yet though. I saw flakes in the air this morning and they are forecasting more… Read more »

Trees in Winter: Wild Winter Weather & Trees

Here we go with another round of wacky winter in Southwestern Ontario. Temperatures hovered below -20 C most of last week and have soared to 12 C today. We got a good dump of snow on Sunday night, but by late Monday, that snow was quickly washing away. Yesterday’s thunderstorms (thunderstorms in January?!) erased most… Read more »

The Witch’s Staff: Rowan Trees

You’ll never know what you are going to find when you check the pages of the CLC Tree Services blog. Scratch that; it always relates to trees, but the connections back to them can be wide and varied. Like today’s post. I recently stumbled across a site that listed the Celtic Tree months. While traditionally the… Read more »

Time to Rake

It seems like Thanksgiving is the last bastion of summer, with fall coming on full force as soon as the smell of turkey has drifted off on the autumn breeze. Local trees are hitting their glorious best, with colours of orange, red and yellow dominating the leafy landscape. You know what that means, don’t you?… Read more »

A, B, C of Canadian Trees

It’s that time of year again. The school bell is about to ring. Soon kids will be pushing pencils and learning their A, B, C’s and 1, 2, 3’s. Made me think about trees and how we learn about them. A great way to start is the same way you learn about anything; with the… Read more »

A Recipe or Tree: Fruit Tree Recipes

As summer days fade to fall, harvest time is upon us. In the garden, people are busily plucking tomatoes from vines, pulling beets from the ground and cutting corn free from its stalks. It is a wonderful time of bounty, but that is not restricted to just the garden plot. If you look to the… Read more »