Category: CLC Tree Services

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

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 Winter coats have been replaced by light spring coats, or no coats at all.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 »

Animals in the Trees

I think that Spring is finally here to stay. There is still a chill in the air this week, but the trees are valiantly trying to burst forth their leaves and flowers. A few magnolia trees are ready to blossom as well; a sure sign that winter is behind us. So many birds are frantically… Read more »

Count The Rings | The Story of Dendrochronology

“Wow! That was one big tree.” Sure was. “How old was it?” You have to count the rings to find out. “How do I find out, if the tree is still alive and I don’t want to cut it down?” If the tree is still growing, you can use an increment borer to take a… Read more »

Rainy Day Check List

The weather forecast for the week is calling for rain, rain and more rain. Not so much fun for us tree guys that have to work outside all day. We aren’t made of sugar though, so we will survive. As for you, it doesn’t mean that you have to lose a day of productivity though…. Read more »

How NOT to Remove a Problem Tree

Tree Removal Fail! Dead tree? Small space to work? Tree removal needed? Here’s a classic reason why it is always best to hire an arborist or other tree services professional when you need to remove a tree. Shaking head… Hire a professional tree removal service! Have a great long weekend everyone! We at CLC Tree… Read more »

Attracting Birds to Your Yard

Chirp! tweet, twitter, tweet tweet… Ah, the sounds of Spring. Birds have returned and the air is filled with their music. Robins flit back and forth, mourning doves low in the trees, and of course the Canada Geese honk noisily overhead. It seems like one moment the world is devoid of life, and the next the… Read more »

The winner is…

Wow, what a week! After last week’s Home and Garden Show, the requests for estimates has kept us hopping. Thank you to everyone who took the time to visit the show and stop by our booth. We loved seeing all the people out on such a beautiful, sunny weekend. Our home in the tent was… Read more »