Category: Nature

Trees of the Web

Not only are trees one of Mother Nature’s greatest inventions, they are also a source of inspiration for millions. Just take a peek at Pinterest, a gander at Google or scan Stumble Upon and you will come across literally billions of hits when you type in the word tree. Don’t believe me? Check out just a… Read more »

The Root of it All

It’s time to get to the root of it all. ROOT (n) – “the usually underground part of a seed plant body that originates usually from the hypocotyl, functions as an organ of absorption, aeration, and food storage or as a means of anchorage and support, and differs from a stem especially in lacking nodes,… Read more »

The Witch’s Staff: Rowan Trees

You’ll never know what you are going to find when you check the pages of the CLC Tree Services blog. Scratch that; it always relates to trees, but the connections back to them can be wide and varied. Like today’s post. I recently stumbled across a site that listed the Celtic Tree months. While traditionally the… Read more »

5 Facts About Fir Trees

With Christmas only two months away, I thought I would get in the spirit with a few facts on one of my favourite Christmas trees – The Fir Tree! Five Favourite Facts About Firs 1. Fir Trees fall under the Abies Genus. There are about 50 species in the subsequent Pinaceae family. Note that the Douglas Fir… Read more »

The Sad State of Autumn’s Apples in Ontario

I love this time of year. The leaves on the trees are changing colour and slowly drifting down to the ground. The air smells crisp and fresh, especially when you take the time to get outside and breathe it in for an Autumn walk. The crunch of the leaves underfoot can only be beaten by… Read more »

Why Leaves Change Colour in the Fall

Autumn has arrived and with it comes the beauty inherent in all the colours splashed throughout treetops everywhere. Yes, this is the time of year when deciduous trees begin to shed their leaves. Before they hit the ground though, most leaves go through a magical transformation, taking on hues of red, orange, yellow and combinations… Read more »

A, B, C of Canadian Trees

It’s that time of year again. The school bell is about to ring. Soon kids will be pushing pencils and learning their A, B, C’s and 1, 2, 3’s. Made me think about trees and how we learn about them. A great way to start is the same way you learn about anything; with the… Read more »

Another Reason to Plant a Tree? For The Animals!

Planting a tree offers more than just a little oxygen, a lot of shade and the chance to filter out some carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Like that isn’t enough, when you plant a tree, you also create a home for some of Mother Nature’s creatures, great and small. What am I talking about today, you wonder?… Read more »

Benefits of the Urban Tree

So you live in the city. There are cars, highrises and other buildings that dominate your landscape. You know what else you will see though, especially in London, Ontario? Well, the Forest City has trees, of course! And why is it important to have trees in an urban setting? Well I am glad you asked…. Read more »

The Perfect Present

The Perfect Present With 10 days to go Til Santa arrives Has your oomph gotten low And shopping will needing revival? I’m sure the hall is decked with mistletoe and holly, but has the list been rechecked? Do you still need presents for Great-Aunt Dolly? She hated last year’s mitts and couldn’t stand the sweater!… Read more »