Tag: native trees

Trembling in the Breeze

Chances are that the books on your nightstand might have started out as Populus tremuloides. The tall, smooth tree is a relatively fast grower, so popular with pulp and paper mills. This sun-loving tree is often one of the first deciduous trees to regenerate areas decimated by fire, in part due to its underground root suckers. Those… Read more »

Which Tree is Best For Me?

If you look outside your window and see nothing but snow, thoughts of tree planting might be the furthest thing from your mind. I get it. See beyond the winter landscape though and start planning for spring. Now is the time to think about which trees you might want to plant! Choosing a Tree 101… Read more »

7 Stats on Spruce Trees

SEVEN INTERESTING STATISTICS OF SPRUCE TREES Spruce trees are classified in the Pinaceae family in the genus Picea. They are coniferous trees that range from 20-60 metres (60-200 ft) tall. They prefer moist soil and full sun, but will grow in a variety of habitats and are found across Canada. While there are upwards of 35 different species… Read more »

Native Trees of Southwestern Ontario

Wondering what tree to plant in London, Ontario? How about choosing a native species? There are plenty to choose from…  Native Trees for Southwestern Ontario* Alternate-Leaf Dogwood American Beech American Chestnut American Elm Balsam Poplar Basswood Bitternut Hickory Black Ash Black Cherry Black Oak Black Walnut Black Willow Blue-Beech Bur Oak Butternut Chokecherry Eastern Hemlock… Read more »

The Striking Sycamore

Are you looking for a native species to plant with character galore? Look no further than the stately sycamore tree. Don’t mistake Platanus occidentalis with other sycamore trees grown around the world though. While the powerful Egyptian goddesses Nut, Hathor, and Isis were called the “Ladies of the Sycamore”, and the “sycamores of turquoise” were said… Read more »

Spotlight: The Tamarack

What tree looks like an evergreen, has needles and cones like an evergreen, but is actually considered a deciduous tree? None other than Larix laricina or the Tamarack. The Tamarack Tree The tamarack tree is a native species of London, Ontario, but can also be found throughout Canada and the northern United States. The confusion over whether it… Read more »

Tiptoe Through the Tulips

Tiptoe through the window By the window, that is where I’ll be Come tiptoe through the tulips with me ~ Lyrics by Al Dubin You might not believe it, but spring is almost here. I know we got walloped by another heck of a lot of snow yesterday, but only the day before the ground… Read more »

Hemlock: A Logical Choice

Socrates was a pretty smart guy. A philosopher from Ancient Greece, he is credited with advancing theories in Western Philosophies surrounding ethics, logic and epistemology. While his student Plato helped to make his words and thoughts famous after his death, one aspect of his life is well-known. After disagreeing with the State, as his punishment,… Read more »

Dig These Cherries

One of the first trees to produce fruit in the summer is the delicious and nutritious cherry tree. Lucky for us the prunus is a native species and appropriate choice to plant in much of Ontario, including London and Middlesex county. So bring on the cherry pies, cherry turnovers, cherry cheesecake and cherries jubilee. Today we… Read more »

Which Oak to Choose?

Last week the CLC Tree Services blog was talking trees. I know, when are we not? Anyway, it was high time to suggest which kinds of trees to plant, and which ones to stay away from when you are ready to break ground and welcome a new into your home. The lists were extensive, but… Read more »