Category: Nature

Maple Syrup: Some Sweet Facts

Sweet Maple Syrup Facts CANADIAN MAPLE SYRUP FACTS: Canada produces 90% of the world’s maple syrup Quebec produces 90% of Canada’s maple syrup Ontario is the second largest producer of maple syrup in Canada, producing approximately 4 million litres of maple syrup each year Maple Tree Facts: Once a maple tree is tapped, the tree… Read more »

The Common Hoptree: Not as Common as We’d Like

Ptelea trifoliata (otherwise known as the Common Hoptree) contrary to its name, is far from common. While you can find this native tree along the shores of Lake Erie in sandy areas, the Hoptree is considered a threatened species in Canada. It is only found in limited areas in Southwestern Ontario and Quebec. Its range stretches… Read more »

10 Ways to Recycle Your Christmas Tree

Did you miss the Christmas tree recycling depot? Are you wondering what to do with the evergreen now sitting in your yard, looking forlorn minus its festive Christmas decor? Don’t despair, as there are plenty of things you can do with your old Christmas tree. Think green and recycle it! Christmas Tree Recycling Burn it! – Real… Read more »

Popularity of Fir Trees

One of CLC Tree Services most popular blog posts from last year—in fact our most popular post ever—is 5 Facts About Fir Trees. It has had over 7000 views, 4000 of which occurred last year alone. This popular post averaged 11 views a day in 2015 and when you search ‘fir trees’ on google, it comes… Read more »

Get Bent: Why Trees Have Curves in Them

Have you ever walked by a tree and wondered to yourself, “Wow, what an unusual tree! I wonder how it got like that?” There are a few interesting trees on the bike paths along the Thames River in London, Ontario. Some are covered in warty bumps that line their trunks. Others have long bending limbs which swoop at crazy angles. They… Read more »

Nine Fine Pines

There are over 175 different types of pine trees. Several are native to Canada, but many more can be found within our borders as well. Pines are cone-bearing coniferous trees with long needles that come in bundles of 2-5 bunches and are often long-lived, growing from 100-1000 years. Whether you choose a pine tree for your Christmas… Read more »

History Lesson: Baumbeobachter Trees

This week we celebrate Remembrance Day. We are tasked with honouring and remembering those who served, both in wars past and in peacekeeping missions today. While we often think of soldiers running into battle, wounded veterans, and crosses row upon row to mark those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the name of freedom, there are… Read more »

Fall Leaf Colours

No one can deny that Autumn is a colourful time of year in this part of Canada and the eastern US. As deciduous trees get ready for the coming winter, their chlorophyll production ceases and the green slowly leaches out of a tree’s leaves. As the green disappears, the other colours in the leaves become present. These… Read more »

Poetry Amongst the Trees

Today is National Poetry Day. What inspires poetry more than a glorious tree? Can’t think of anything, in our humble books. CLC Tree Services might be biased, but there have been plenty of others who have obviously felt trees move them to poetic words. If Wordsworth, Yeats and Homer have all found inspiration in the… Read more »

A New Crop in Ontario: Hazelnuts

As other crops start to peter out, another one is getting ready to be harvested in Ontario—tree nuts. One of those edible nuts has crept into the spotlight in southwestern Ontario recently due to its presence in Nutella and Ferrero Rocher, and the fact that it has flourished in the Great Lakes region and other fruit orchard… Read more »