Category: Nature

Dig These Cherries

One of the first trees to produce fruit in the summer is the delicious and nutritious cherry tree. Lucky for us the prunus is a native species and appropriate choice to plant in much of Ontario, including London and Middlesex county. So bring on the cherry pies, cherry turnovers, cherry cheesecake and cherries jubilee. Today we… Read more »

Continuing the Fight

Yet more examples of what the deadly emerald ash borer (EAB) can do… This ash tree can be found in the playground of a local London-area public school. In their curiousity, the children there discovered that the bark was loose on this tree. Quick as a wink, they had stripped the tree of its lower… Read more »

And I Quote: Trees…

A tree’s a tree. How many more do you need to look at? ~Ronald Reagan     A seed hidden in the heart of an apple is an orchard invisible.  ~ Welsh Proverb       Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time. Never make your… Read more »

Which Oak to Choose?

Last week the CLC Tree Services blog was talking trees. I know, when are we not? Anyway, it was high time to suggest which kinds of trees to plant, and which ones to stay away from when you are ready to break ground and welcome a new into your home. The lists were extensive, but… Read more »

What Tree to Plant?

We talk about trees an awful lot here at the CLC Tree Services’ Blog. We have suggested when to plant them (Spring or Fall), how and why to plant them, and how to go about pruning them when the time comes for it. We have talked about specific trees, like the Caucasian Wing Nut, fir trees and rowan trees. Heck,… Read more »

Tree Planting in London

It is safe to say that Spring is here to stay. Apple trees are blossoming. The purple hue of redbuds are many places around the city. Plus, the leaves have unfurled on maples, oaks, willows and many other trees. Do you know what that means? IT IS THE PERFECT TIME TO PLANT A TREE! Spring is a… Read more »

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 »