Category: Nature

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 Woodland Walk with Ontario Trees

This is the time of year when I love to get outside and wander around in forests. The humidity has dropped as well as the temperatures, so you can walk the forest floor admiring the trees that you pass, without fear of getting heat stroke or melting into a puddle. CLC Tree Services has taken… 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 »

Christmas Greenery

Have you noticed that the holidays are filled with greenery? There is the Christmas tree of course, but traditionally mistletoe is hung about and evergreen boughs often decorate the house both inside and out. It is all very beautiful, but have you ever thought about when or why these bits of nature stepped into Christmas… Read more »

Leaves: A Gift From The Trees

Last weekend was a brilliant one. The sun shone with not a cloud in the sky and daytime temperatures were reminiscent of any great summer day. I am sure there were more than a few of you who stepped into the garden to take advantage of the warm weather, by starting your garden clean up…. Read more »