Category: CLC Tree Services

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

Watering Trees in the Fall

Rain; too much and we worry about flooding, too little and we worry about drought. But do we need to worry about how much rain falls in the Autumn? Trees are losing leaves and going dormant, aren’t they? Plus, snow is on the way, whether we like it or not. So should we worry about watering… Read more »

Mulch Options: Which Mulch is Best for You?

We’ve shared our views on mulch here on the blog before. Mulch helps deter weeds, keeps the soil moister and cooler in summer, adds aesthetic appeal, and creates a barrier between your landscaping and the equipment you use to maintain it. CLC Tree Services chooses natural versus coloured mulch hands down. When it comes right… Read more »

Deterioration and the Cost of Tree Services

The nature of tree services is that we often deal with dead or dying trees. When a tree dies, there are a few options for what to do; cut it down or leave it standing to decay at its natural pace. In an urban setting, the presence of nearby buildings often precludes the latter from… Read more »

A Weighty Issue: Magnolia Scale

Magnolia trees are beautiful to behold. They are one of the first trees to bloom in the spring and come in a colourful assortment of species, which help to chase away the late winter doldrums. But magnolia trees are not immune to problems and CLC Tree Services has had several calls this year about them…. 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 »

O My! Choices in Tree Guards

Planting a tree is a great thing to do on so many levels. It reduces your home’s energy costs, increases its retail value, improves mental health and air quality, and reduces erosion. There are plenty of great reasons to plant a tree! A newly planted tree is a vulnerable thing though and as such it… Read more »

Landscape Fabric 101

Landscape Fabric Should you really use it? Have you ever looked at your garden beds and been frustrated by the weeds growing there? Weeding is backbreaking work and you can be excused for looking for ways to reduce the amount of time you need to spend weeding. A trip to a garden centre or big box store can… Read more »

Paraguay Bound: A Mission to Build Houses

This past spring CLC Tree Services was pleased to help out the folks at Habitat for Humanity Heartland, by donating trees and sod to complete one of their local builds. While CLC hopes this local connection will be one which grows with time, Curt McCallum is taking his own personal volunteerism one step further, again… 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 »

Wash the Spider Out

The eensy weensy spider climbed up the water spout. Down came the rain and washed the spider out. Out came the sun and dried up all the rain. Then the eensy weensy spider climbed up the spout again. That’s exactly what we don’t want. London needs some rain to wash the spiders out. More specifically,… Read more »