Category: CLC Tree Services

Relating to the people, places, services and events that CLC Tree Services is involved with.

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 »

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 »

Crane Training 101

The CLC Tree Services crews are always busy with one job or another. There is tree planting, fertilizing, disease diagnosis and treatment, tree pruning, and of course, tree removal. Some tree removal jobs are a little more challenging though. When that is the case, we occasionally need a little help from our friends at Cameron… Read more »

Wood Stain – A Colourful Story

Sometimes you come across unusual things in the trade. That was the case this past week during a tree removal job. CLC Tree Services was asked to remove a tulip tree, a 60′ tall liriodendron, which had heavy sapsucker damage. It could not be saved, but was in a difficult spot, so a crane was brought… Read more »

Landscape Design with Pam and CLC

What makes a yard welcoming? Is it the entrance, the seating, the colours, the surfaces? The answer of course is all of that. Your landscaping is an extension of your home and your personality. Do you like neat and orderly spaces or wild and rambling vistas? Neither is wrong and both are beautiful in their… Read more »

Hemlock Woolly Adelgid: What You Need to Know

For every tree, there is a pest that attacks it. Unfortunately, Hemlock trees are not immune to that fact. The accidental introduction of the hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA) from Japan in the 1950s, was a curse for Eastern Hemlocks, but to date not a major invasive in Ontario. They are a major threat though, and… Read more »

Wilting Away: The Threat of Oak Wilt

Oak wilt Black oak, bur oak, pin oak, red oak, shumard oak, swamp white oak, and white oak—these trees all have something in common. For one, they are all native oak trees in Ontario. Sadly, they are also all susceptible to oak wilt. Ceratocystis fagacearum is the fungus behind oak wilt disease. You don’t want to… Read more »

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 »