Category: Nature

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. **UPDATE: Shortly after this article originally published, another… 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

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? Law of Averages So buck up Londoners…. 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 Cherry Blossom Trees The cherry blossom tree is a symbol of Spring and representative of the ephemeral nature of life. It also is synonymous with the beauty of Japan, its native land. The Sakura, as the Japanese… Read more »