Category: Nature

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 »

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 »