Category: Canada

Events, places, people and things which touch Canada.

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 »

Coniferous Trees of Ontario

Trees. The folks of CLC Tree Services love them. All kinds! And while we generally focus on deciduous trees, we have a liking for coniferous trees too. For those of you with a blank expression on your face, are you wondering what the difference is? Here are some definitions from the Free Dictionary to help… Read more »

Clean Up from Construction Damage

More often than not, you can find the CLC Tree Services crew at someone’s home or business working on a select few or individual trees. We assess, fertilize, prune, cut down and attend to storm damage on trees. Sometimes though, we are called out to clean up other damage. That was the case this week… Read more »

London’s Metal Trees

London, Ontario hails itself as the Forest City. There are over 123,000 street trees on city owned property and over 32,000 more trees in managed park areas (not including unmanaged natural areas). Over the next three years, the Million Tree Challenge¬†aims to plant a tree for every Londoner within its bounds. If successful, the effect… Read more »

SUMMER DRINKS: A Toast to Trees

A little bit of rain goes a long way to ensuring the health of trees. Thankfully, that is exactly what we are getting today. As the City of London issued a tree watering alert yesterday, I am sure that everyone is happy to see that precipitation, plus the cooler weather that it brings. Hopefully that… Read more »

Tree Care in the Heat

Temperatures are through the roof this week. With the mercury reaching into the 30s, but feeling more like in the 40s Celsius, London is feeling the heat. Earlier this week I noticed more than myself was feeling a little wilted under the sun’s onslaught. The grass is getting crispy and plants in the garden were… Read more »

Ways to Celebrate Canada Day in London

It is officially summer and this coming weekend we get to celebrate another fabulous long weekend, as Canada celebrates its 145th birthday! Happy Canada Day my friends! So what do you have planned for the long weekend? Will you be attending the fun down at Harris Park in London, Ontario on July 1st, as you… Read more »

A Rainbow in the Trees

Today is the first day of summer. By this time of year, all the trees are in full leaf. As one goes about the city, you can spy how trees differ in height, shape, but most especially by colour. It is amazing the diversity of them. Trees really do come in a rainbow of hues,… Read more »

A Beaver Tale

While Basswood might excite some hand carvers, Robbin Wenzoski‘s favourite wood to work with is black walnut. Of course, he doesn’t do much hand carving when he transforms a chunk of wood into art. He prefers to work with a chainsaw and has since he first began carving eight years ago. So when he was… Read more »