Category: House & Home

Soil & Water: What you Need to Know

Soil: It’s sandy, loamy, full of clay, or possibly one too many rocks. The pH level of it is acidic, alkaline or hopefully right in that middle range where your trees thrive. Is there anything more to know about soil then? If you’ve got those basics mastered, can’t you run out and grab a tree to… Read more »

Landscape Planning: Think About Tree Planting Now

tree planting

Look outside your window. It is January, but in London, Ontario, we have a decided dearth of snow. Definitely more like early spring weather, than the dead of winter. So, as it already feels like spring, now is the perfect time to talk about tree planting! Early spring is the perfect time to plant a… Read more »

Fight Your Cold with Tree Essential Oil Remedies

The holidays are behind us and for many that means a time to clean. For others though, the stress of the holidays has left them rundown and susceptible to colds. Good news. There is a remedy for both in the reaches of the trees. Long have people known the powers of trees in healing and… Read more »

Simple & Stunning Christmas Table Decor Ideas

Less than a week until Christmas. Here’s hoping the gifts are all bought and wrapped, because it’s time to finish preparations. If you are hosting Christmas dinner this year, do you have everything ready? You haven’t ordered the turkey? The tablecloth needs ironing? You drank all the wine making another list? Hmm, okay. Just relax…. 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 »

Green Gift Wrapping Ideas

We don’t mean to alarm you, but there’s two weeks til Christmas. Shelves are starting to get bare in stores, which hopefully means you are just about done your Christmas shopping. The next task on your list should therefore be wrapping all those gifts. If you have taken steps to be more eco-friendly this year,… Read more »

Why Christmas Decor London

Why Christmas Decor London? Have you ever wondered why CLC Tree Services got into the Christmas Decor business? Curt McCallum purchased the Christmas Decor London franchise from Christmas Decor in 2007. CLC had been in operation for almost 20 years at that point, and they were looking for ways to expand and extend their working… 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 »

Mission Trip to Paraguay: Curt Needs Your Help

A few years ago Curt McCallum discovered the Forest City Community Church. No stranger to church as a youth, life had a way of interfering and his attendance lapsed over the years. The older he got though, the more Curt questioned his faith and made the choice to return to church. Part of his faith… 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 »