Category: Canada

Events, places, people and things which touch Canada.

Give Back in 2017: Be a Green Volunteer

As 2016 winds to a close, a new year looms on the horizon. Many think to New Year’s resolutions and how they can make 2017 a better year. While some might dream of losing weight, quitting smoking, or giving up some other bad habit, we prefer to adding something positive to the new year. One… Read more »

Christmas Gifts for the Hard to Buy For

There are less than two weeks until Christmas. If you haven’t finished your Christmas shopping, now is the time to put your Santa hat on and kick it into overdrive. Are you still searching for ideas for the hard to buy for? You know the one; teachers, co-workers, neighbours, and that last-minute Secret Santa that… Read more »

Emerald Cedars: Not Always the Greenest Choice

The first official day of Winter is still a month away, but wintry weather has arrived in London, Ontario. With the snow that fell this week, winter hats, mitts, boots, and coats came out of storage. And while we can dress appropriately for the weather at hand, what about area trees? Trees & Winter Weather… Read more »

Remember Them; Lest We Forget

Remembrance Day In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and were loved, and now we… Read more »

Talking Integrity at BBBAwards2016

BBB Business Integrity Awards 2016 This week the Better Business Bureau Serving Western Ontario held its annual Business Integrity Awards. CLC Tree Services was the recipient of this coveted award in 2010. We strive to uphold integrity in all we do and applaud the BBB for recognizing businesses in London, Ontario for doing the same…. Read more »

Tree Protection Bylaw

On August 30, 2016, the City of London passed Bylaw No. C.P.-1515-228—a new Tree Protection Bylaw. It replaces the old tree conservation bylaw in the hopes of protecting more of the Forest City’s tree canopy; specifically London’s distinctive trees. So what does that mean for London residents? A big change to arboriculture regulations. The new… Read more »

The Apple of My Eye: Apple Varieties in Ontario

It might still be August, but apple season has begun in Southwestern Ontario. And we’re not talking about imported apples at the grocery store from Chile, China or the US. You can get plenty of apples grown right here, right now. The Apple of My Eye There are over 7,500 cultivars of apple trees in… Read more »

It’s Plum Amazing!

It’s plum time in Ontario! Plums are just one of Ontario’s fruit tree crops. They are a member of the rose family and sport pretty blossoms in May like their cousins. The medium-sized trees sport juicy, smooth fruit which is hard to resist for anyone who has eaten one. You can find plums in area farmers… Read more »

For Humanity’s Sake

In late spring, Curt McCallum was driving in his truck in London, ON listening to the radio. The station was broadcasting an interview with Jeff Duncan, the CEO of Habitat for Humanity (HFH) Heartland Ontario. Duncan was discussing HFH’s latest build in partnership with Community Living London. They had built a home, but were still… Read more »

Snow in June with Help from the Salicaceae Family

We’ll excuse you for thinking it is snowing in June, by looking at the picture above. This photo was taken earlier this week in London, Ontario, but it’s not snow. Far from it. The white, fluffy down which looks like cotton drifting through the sky is in fact seeds from area trees. And for those of you… Read more »