Category: Nature

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 »

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

Tree Roots 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… 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 »