Category: Nature

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: A Tree Quiz

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 »

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 »

Trees in Winter: Wild Winter Weather & Trees

Here we go with another round of wacky winter in Southwestern Ontario. Temperatures hovered below -20 C most of last week and have soared to 12 C today. We got a good dump of snow on Sunday night, but by late Monday, that snow was quickly washing away. Yesterday’s thunderstorms (thunderstorms in January?!) erased most… 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 »