Tag: Ontario

Christmas Tree Species: Which to Choose?

Who puts up a real tree for Christmas? You know they are CLC’s first choice for Christmas Trees! Do you have a favourite species you choose from for your Christmas tree though? There are plenty to select from, whether you buy them from a nursery, a pop-up lot, or cut one down yourself. Which Christmas… Read more »

Pools and Landscaping: Something to Think About

Summer is on the way. Despite the cool spring, area swimming pools are gearing up for another season of fun in the sun. Most public outdoor pools officially open as of July 1st, 2017, but plenty of private pools are already sparkling in backyards across Ontario. While pools are a great way to cool down, exercise,… Read more »

Shop Local: Buy Ontario Wood Products

Ontario covers approximately 266 million acres (107,636,418 hectares); 66% of which is forested. An estimated 85 billion trees spread between the four broad forest regions in Ontario—Hudson Bay Lowlands, Boreal, Great Lakes-St Lawrence, deciduous. Of that space, 114,110 hectares are harvested areas. While the forestry industry accounts for approximately 150,000 jobs and a revenue from sales… Read more »

Give Back in 2017: Be a Green Volunteer

As 2016 winds to a close, a new year looms on the horizon. Many think to New Year’s resolutions and how they can make 2017 a better year. While some might dream of losing weight, quitting smoking, or giving up some other bad habit, we prefer to adding something positive to the new year. One… Read more »

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 »

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 »

Trees: Species At Risk in Ontario

Here at CLC Tree Services, we love trees. Native trees, big trees, little trees, deciduous or coniferous trees. Any kind of trees really. But we are saddened when we hear that some native trees species are at risk. Some of them are threatened by insects; the most recognizable right now of course being ash trees by… 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 »

Are You Nuts?!

This time of year farmers get all the glory. Images of plump tomatoes, juicy peaches, and crisp cucumbers ready for pickling fill the media. Once those crops are done, pumpkins take over the spotlight, surrounded by a rainbow of brightly coloured leaves that shine before winter takes the stage. People scramble to freeze, can or dry enough produce… Read more »

Harvest Time: Recipes from the Trees

Apples, peaches, pears and plums, that is what in August comes. Apricots, Nectarines, and soon hazelnuts all grace area farmers markets All good things that come from a tree harvested most carefully from willing farmer’s hands to yours a bounty crop you shouldn’t ignore The end of summer is a great time of year. Still… Read more »