Category: CLC Tree Services

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

Storm Cleanup

Whew, it is a hot one out there today! So hot in fact, that there has been a heat alert issued for the London-Middlesex region. And while it is a welcome thing to have some sunshine, over all the rain that has fallen this spring, it is hard to adjust to the 40C weather that… Read more »

Lawn Care

Here is an email that popped up in my inbox, but it seemed oddly appropriate to share. I fear we just don’t make sense sometimes…   God said: “You know all about gardens and nature. What in the world is going on down there on the planet? What happened to the dandelions, violets, milkweeds and stuff… Read more »

2011- International Year of Forests

Did you know that 2011 was declared the International Year of the Forests by the United Nations? There are 1.6 billion people that rely on the forests that cover a third of the Earth’s land mass. While forests are responsible for controlling climate change and supporting the rivers that provide water for 50% of the… Read more »

Shine a Little Light on Your Yard

Ah, what a lovely, long weekend! Despite the weather reports beforehand suggesting rain, rain, and more rain, we were pleasantly surprised with a fair amount of sunshine this past weekend in Southwestern Ontario. Hip, hip hooray for that! That is a welcome thing for more than just CLC Tree Services and our soggy boys. The… Read more »

A Root in the Grass

The weather report suggests that we might see some sunshine over the long weekend. Wow-wee, long time coming! It will be a blessing to feel some sun on our faces, but I know that the sunshine will also mean something else – yard work. Ah, I can hear the drone of lawnmowers already. Before you… Read more »

Emerald Ash Borer invades Canada – The Weather Network

We have all heard about the emerald ash borer, but how many of you really know anything about what these insects are and how they damage ash trees? Here is a short video from The Weather Network explaining a little more about them and their destructive ways. There is a glimmer of hope though. Enjoy!… Read more »

A Little Tree Planting Advice from CLC

While autumn is an ideal time to plant a tree, you can also successfully plant trees in the spring. The ground is still relatively moist from snow melt, trees are just starting to come out of dormancy, and insects typically aren’t an issue yet. If you can plant your trees before summer temperatures climb, your… Read more »

Southwestern Ontario is Under Invasion!

I think it is safe to say that Spring is finally here to stay. Pale feet are peeking out into the world from the freeing comfort of flip flops everywhere we look. Winter coats have been replaced by light spring coats, or no coats at all. Motorcycles are revving to life, as are a fair… Read more »

Rescuing Robins From the Wood Chipper

“Whistle while you work! Tootle-oo-too-to-too-toot!” “Argh! Stop the chipper again! Another nest.“ That was the fifth robin’s nest we pulled out of the chipper’s hydraulic pump recently. It is not good for the robins or the chipper to have nests going through it. The poor birds lose their homes, and potentially eggs, while their nests… Read more »

A Look at Some Famous Trees

We talk a lot about trees in our Canadian backyard at CLC Tree Services, like oaks, maples, birch and pine, but we recently had amyloufaust at Encountering Urbanization offer an interesting link on trees in India. Loving all trees, we had to go and check it out. India has familiar trees like pines and mulberries,… Read more »