Category: Nature

Is 2017 the Year you Focus on Your Soil?

Is this the year you put your soil first? How often do you think about soil and how it affects your trees and plants? Did you know that soil health is integral for healthy trees? And that without the base knowledge of the health of your soil, you are missing an integral piece in the… Read more »

Fight Your Cold with Tree Essential Oil Remedies

The holidays are behind us and for many that means a time to clean. For others though, the stress of the holidays has left them rundown and susceptible to colds. Good news. There is a remedy for both in the reaches of the trees. Long have people known the powers of trees in healing and… Read more »

Emerald Cedars: Not Always the Greenest Choice

The first official day of Winter is still a month away, but wintry weather has arrived in London, Ontario. With the snow that fell this week, winter hats, mitts, boots, and coats came out of storage. And while we can dress appropriately for the weather at hand, what about area trees? Trees & Winter Weather… Read more »

Watering Trees in the Fall

Rain; too much and we worry about flooding, too little and we worry about drought. But do we need to worry about how much rain falls in the Autumn? Trees are losing leaves and going dormant, aren’t they? Plus, snow is on the way, whether we like it or not. So should we worry about watering… Read more »

Mulch Options: Which Mulch is Best for You?

We’ve shared our views on mulch here on the blog before. Mulch helps deter weeds, keeps the soil moister and cooler in summer, adds aesthetic appeal, and creates a barrier between your landscaping and the equipment you use to maintain it. CLC Tree Services chooses natural versus coloured mulch hands down. When it comes right… Read more »

The Apple of My Eye: Apple Varieties in Ontario

It might still be August, but apple season has begun in Southwestern Ontario. And we’re not talking about imported apples at the grocery store from Chile, China or the US. You can get plenty of apples grown right here, right now. The Apple of My Eye There are over 7,500 cultivars of apple trees in… Read more »

It’s Plum Amazing!

It’s plum time in Ontario! Plums are just one of Ontario’s fruit tree crops. They are a member of the rose family and sport pretty blossoms in May like their cousins. The medium-sized trees sport juicy, smooth fruit which is hard to resist for anyone who has eaten one. You can find plums in area farmers… Read more »

Tree Watering Alert!

There has been no recorded rain in London, Ontario since 6.5 mm of it fell on June 16, 2016. That brought total rainfall amounts up to 61.7 mm of rain for the month of June; far below the average of 87 mm. And while there is a 30% chance of rain this afternoon, it isn’t… Read more »

Snow in June with Help from the Salicaceae Family

We’ll excuse you for thinking it is snowing in June, by looking at the picture above. This photo was taken earlier this week in London, Ontario, but it’s not snow. Far from it. The white, fluffy down which looks like cotton drifting through the sky is in fact seeds from area trees. And for those of you… Read more »

A Thorn in our Side: European Buckthorn

By Leslie J. Mehrhoff, University of Connecticut, Bugwood.org [CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Ontario is home to thousands of trees, shrubs and other plants; many of them native species. Sadly, many non-native species have also been introduced, some of which naturalize and others which become problematic. Those problematic plants are considered invasive species and their presence is taken very seriously. They often overtake native species and threaten their… Read more »