Category: Nature

Tree Shapes

Tree Shapes Trees come in many different shapes and sizes. Far from the simple drawings of trees we made as children, tree shapes span a wide variety of designs. Whether they are the familiar cones of Christmas trees or the stately columns found in hedges, tree shapes are as varied as the different tree species… Read more »

Storm Response: How to Handle Damaged Trees

Last weekend, an ice storm ravaged Southern Ontario. Freezing rain covered everything, and then the winds picked up. While many were smart and heeded calls from the OPP to stay off the roads, there were some who could not seek shelter—area trees. The problem comes when those trees can no longer hold the weight of… Read more »

ABCs of Trees

Did you follow along on the recent ABCs of Trees on CLC Tree Services Facebook page? Every week we looked at a letter of the alphabet and defined a term related to trees. Some defined different tree services that CLC offers, while others gave more details about trees and their different parts and qualities. Of course… Read more »

Nature for Water

World Water Day was this week; March 22nd to be exact. It is an important date to mark, as billions of people across the planet do not have access to safe drinking water. Due to climate change, an increase in severe weather has occurred as well. This leads to more flooding, drought, forest degradation, soil… Read more »

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 »