Category: Nature

Insects and Firewood: Leave Them Where you Find Them

We noted back in April on the CLC Facebook page that the Asian Long-Horned Beetle had been eradicated in Canada. That was great news for anyone that cares anything about trees! Sadly, that is but one of the invasive insects that prey on our native trees though. You will of course have heard of many… Read more »

Dangers on the Job

Last week during the OCAA Day of Service at Camp Woodeden, a raccoon family was found in an ash tree. The ash tree was dead, having succumbed to the emerald ash borer (EAB). It was hollow in the middle, having rotted out due to the insects’ voracious ravages. Deadly for the ash tree, but perfect for… Read more »

CLC At Your (Tree) Service

April showers bring May flowers. The flowers should be brilliant this May then one would think. No matter, we just had a few days of sunshine and you can see the evidence of that most places you look. Area residents have been out in droves raking up dead tree branches, spreading spring fertilizer, deadheading plants that were… Read more »

Spring Tree TLC from CLC

While Londoners might not be impressed with all the rain we’re receiving this week (upwards of 100 mm!), there is a bright spot in all this precipitation. I have to believe that it is finally a true harbinger of spring! It is time to get outside and enjoy nature and outdoor life once again. That… Read more »

London’s Spring Weather

Another snowy day. In April. Sigh… Seems like Spring is a long ways off this year in London, Ontario. I suspect that it feels like that because we were treated to an early one last year, but we know how that turned out then, don’t we? So buck up Londoners. This is Canada! The average temperature… Read more »

Sap’s Still Flowing

tapped maple tree

Spring has sprung. There are bulbs starting to poke their tips through the cold soil and giant snow banks are melting everywhere.The ground is getting soft in places, but that doesn’t mean that winter has quite given up the ghost yet though. I saw flakes in the air this morning and they are forecasting more… Read more »

Cherry Blossom Season

The leafless cherry, Old as a toothless woman, Blooms in flowers, Mindful of its youth. Haiku by Matsuo Basho The cherry blossom tree is a symbol of Spring and representative of the ephemeral nature of life, as well as  being synonymous with the beauty of Japan, its native land. The Sakura, as it is often called… Read more »

Have You Accepted the Million Tree Challenge?

Want something to look forward to? With Spring right around the corner, it is almost tree planting season again. Yippee! Last year, via a lot of hard work and help from thousands of volunteers, 5,508 trees were planted in London, Ontario by ReForest London. That is great for the Forest City! The Million Tree Challenge… Read more »

Winter Walk

Another blast of winter is upon us in Southwestern Ontario. It’s cold out there, but according to the Weather Network, won’t last. In the interim, the fresh snow leaves the forest a sparkling and beautiful thing, when the sun deigns to return. That is the perfect time to go for a walk, if you can squeeze it… Read more »

For the Love of Trees

Valentine’s Day is a day for love. One of the ways in which we express love is via the sharing of words, especially poems. Right up my alley! As our biggest love at CLC Tree Services is with trees, what better way to express our appreciation and love of them, than by a few poems… Read more »