Category: Nature

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 »

Spotlight on the Caucasian Wingnut Tree

I love my family. I’m sure you love yours too, but is the feeling mutual? I’m not so sure when it comes to my sister. Case in point, this recent email from her; You will NEVER guess what made me think of you last evening!!  An arborist/forester speaking at my Garden Club meeting, showed a slide… 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 »

Dutch Elm Disease

While the emerald ash borer has been the big tree pest to capture headlines in recent years, it certainly isn’t the only thing that has done damage to local trees. Dutch Elm Disease has ravaged elm trees in North America since the 1920s, killing huge numbers of American Elm trees. The disease was first discovered… Read more »

Basswood: A Carver’s Delight and More

Whittling, woodworking, carving; all hobbies that a tree guy can appreciate. Some people pick up driftwood and see birds, planes or other animals. Other people pick up fallen limbs while on a forest walk and envision garden ornaments, trellis supports or picture frames. There are those that go in search of specific wood to create… Read more »

CLC At The Oasis

Forty foot high palm trees stand majestic by the water’s edge. A host of other tropical plants surround them, including lemon and lime trees, fig and banana trees, kumquats and several other species of palm trees. In fact, 15 different species of palms grace the grounds of this particular oasis. The ones of interest today though are… Read more »

A Ring From CLC

CLC is going down on one knee today with this post… Do you know what you are looking at in the picture above? Get down on your own knees and look a little closer. That my friends are the tree rings of an ash tree. If I pull back the camera a bit, you might… 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 »