Category: Nature

Get Outside: A Guide to Hiking Trails in London

Get Outside A Guide to Hiking Trails In London, Ontario At CLC Tree Services, we encourage people to get outside all the time. Spending time in nature is shown to decrease stress, improve mood, strengthen concentration, boost your immune system, up your creativity, and maybe even save your life! Well, lengthen it at any rate,… Read more »

Hemlock Woolly Adelgid: What You Need to Know

For every tree, there is a pest that attacks it. Unfortunately, Hemlock trees are not immune to that fact. The accidental introduction of the hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA) from Japan in the 1950s, was a curse for Eastern Hemlocks, but to date not a major invasive in Ontario. They are a major threat though, and… Read more »

Wilting Away: The Threat of Oak Wilt

Oak wilt Black oak, bur oak, pin oak, red oak, shumard oak, swamp white oak, and white oak—these trees all have something in common. For one, they are all native oak trees in Ontario. Sadly, they are also all susceptible to oak wilt. Ceratocystis fagacearum is the fungus behind oak wilt disease. You don’t want to… Read more »

Diplodia Tip Blight: A Blight on Pine Trees

Do you have a pine tree that isn’t thriving? Are new shoots stunted and turning brown? Have you noticed black fruiting bodies at the end of needles? While pines trees can exhibit some of these stressors from other ailments—air pollution, pine shoot borer, other insects and diseases—the culprit just might be Diplodia tip blight. Diplodia… Read more »

Katsura: A CLC Crowd Favourite to Plant

Were you familiar with all the trees CLC Tree Services mentioned in our article on best trees to plant in London? There was one which may have surprised you. Cercidiphyllum japonica is native to China and Japan, but was thought to have been introduced to North America in 1865 by an American consul to Japan…. Read more »

Recommended Trees to Plant in London

Northern Hemlock

CLC Tree Services has shared information about soil over the last little while in the hopes that homeowners will better understand their soil and its relation to their trees. Soil texture, pH levels and interdependence on water all affect not only the health of your existing trees, but should also be taken into consideration when… Read more »

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 »

Why Soil pH Levels Matter

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Hopefully our recent introduction to soil didn’t leave you feeling buried by the topic. Soil really is fascinating. And to understand it better, we need to dig a little deeper. There are two major branches of soil science; pedology and edaphology. Pedology: the study of the formation, characteristics, and distribution of soils Edaphology: the study of… Read more »

Landscape Planning: Think About Tree Planting Now

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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 »

Is 2017 the Year you Focus on Your Soil?

Is this the year you put your soil first? How often do you think about soil and how it affects your trees and plants? Did you know that soil health is integral for healthy trees? And that without the base knowledge of the health of your soil, you are missing an integral piece in the… Read more »