Category: Nature

Mechanical Damage to Trees

Trees in the city face a number of challenges. They have to deal with air pollution, compacted and poor quality soil, salt off city roads, limited root and/or canopy space to grow, insufficient and/or excess moisture and light, wind, snow, and ice damage, and of course mechanical damage. Mechanical Damage to Trees Mechanical Damage to… Read more »

Educate to Eradicate: Invasive Plant Species in Ontario

Canada is home to over 4000 plant species. While we have many great native plants, there are several other plants which have been introduced. Some of these introduced species have naturalized to Canada and are not overly problematic, but there are others which are far more noxious. Sadly, in Ontario alone, over 400 invasive plant… Read more »

Need a Tree for a Shady Space? Think Blue Beech

It may be mid-February, but aren’t we all dreaming of spring? Did you know that spring is the best time to plant trees and that if you order your trees early, you have a better chance of getting what you want. What should you choose though? Start with something native and that grows well in… Read more »

Tree Markings in Ontario

Have you ever noticed a painted mark on a tree in a forest? Or seen a sign posted to a tree in your neighbourhood? Do you know what these tree markings are for? There are a few different reasons, but lets look at a few of them. Tree Markings in Ontario TRAIL BLAZES: The tree… Read more »

Christmas Tree Species: Which to Choose?

Who puts up a real tree for Christmas? You know they are CLC’s first choice for Christmas Trees! Do you have a favourite species you choose from for your Christmas tree though? There are plenty to select from, whether you buy them from a nursery, a pop-up lot, or cut one down yourself. Which Christmas… Read more »

The Silhouette of November

In dreary days of November leaves do rustle, branches tremble. Cold, dark fingers across the sky. Their colours drained, all vibrance awry. Winds of change pushed, blown in hard fair winged creatures flit and tremble, scarred. Flee from winter! Escape the dark, unless you’re rooted planted firm in park. Strip away all covers, lay bare… Read more »

Mast Years: What’s Up with Nut Production?

Autumn is here. Leaves are changing and falling off area trees. The other things falling off area trees this time of year are nuts. Mast is the term for the amount of nuts or fruit produced. Have you noticed an abundance of nuts this season as compared to other years? Or perhaps a few less?… Read more »

Wood Stain – A Colourful Story

Sometimes you come across unusual things in the trade. That was the case this past week during a tree removal job. CLC Tree Services was asked to remove a tulip tree, a 60′ tall liriodendron, which had heavy sapsucker damage. It could not be saved, but was in a difficult spot, so a crane was brought… Read more »

Honey Locust – A Sweet Tree to Plant

Are you looking for a honey of a tree to plant in London, Ontario? Why not consider the honey locust. While rare in Canada, there are some wild honey locusts which occur naturally in Southwestern Ontario. Due to its tolerance to drought, salt and alkaline soil, it is also a popular street tree planted by… Read more »

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 »