Category: House & Home

SUMMER DRINKS: A Toast to Trees

A little bit of rain goes a long way to ensuring the health of trees. Thankfully, that is exactly what we are getting today. As the City of London issued a tree watering alert yesterday, I am sure that everyone is happy to see that precipitation, plus the cooler weather that it brings. Hopefully that… Read more »

To Wrap, or Not To Wrap

To wrap, or not to wrap… That is the question. And no, I am not talking about whether you should be choosing gift bags, festive paper or your kids art work to gift wrap Grandma’s slippers. I am talking about wrapping your trees, before winter sets in for good. It can be hard to know… Read more »

Leaves: A Gift From The Trees

Last weekend was a brilliant one. The sun shone with not a cloud in the sky and daytime temperatures were reminiscent of any great summer day. I am sure there were more than a few of you who stepped into the garden to take advantage of the warm weather, by starting your garden clean up…. Read more »

Lending a Helping Hand: Storm Cleanup in Goderich

Any arborist who has been in the industry as long as Curt McCallum knows that when you hear about a major storm whipping through an area, major storm cleanup is sure to follow. The CLC Tree Services team has been to many locations where trees needed to be assessed, stabilized and removed as quickly as possible. The F3 Tornado… Read more »

Tips on How to Hire a Tree Services Company in the Wake of a Storm

The underhanded and greedy nature of people after a tragedy shocks me. A tornado ripped through Goderich, the self-proclaimed “Prettiest Town in Canada”, earlier this month and now people are scrambling to make a buck. My heart is heavy after hearing stories of people being ripped off in the subsequent emergency storm cleanup. I can only… Read more »

CLC Tree Services Takes a Stand Against the Emerald Ash Borer

The recent article we shared from the London Free Press, about London’s struggle with the emerald ash borer, was presented in a rather bleak tone. Far be it for CLC Tree Services to challenge the wisdom of the press, but we thought that you should know a little more about this destructive insect and what… 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 »

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 »

Where Do I Cut? A Brief DIY Tree Pruning Guide

Now that we have established that you have a needy tree, the next step is to do something about it. If you are the lucky winner of our Needy Tree contest you are laughing, but there can only be one winner. That leaves a lot of trees still in need of some TLC. So what… Read more »