Tag: Pine trees

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 »

Landscaping Fix: Creating Better Flow in your Yard

Landscaping Your Yard Purchasing a new home is exciting. There are inspections to make, contracts to sign, and stuff to move. And we aren’t just talking about the real estate agent’s paperwork. Exterior landscaping is a big part of the aesthetic appeal of a home and often needs just as much attention as anything else in… Read more »

Diplodia Tip Blight: A Blight on Pine Trees

Do you have a pine tree that isn’t thriving? Are new shoots stunted and turning brown? Have you noticed black fruiting bodies at the end of needles? While pines trees can exhibit some of these stressors from other ailments—air pollution, pine shoot borer, other insects and diseases—the culprit just might be Diplodia tip blight. Diplodia… 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 »

Holiday De-Stressing with Some Help from Trees

Christmas is two weeks today. How are your stress levels holding out? Anyone else frantically trying to get it all done? Making the lists and checking them twice, thrice and another few million times just gets that adrenaline rushing, doesn’t it? Yup. Therefore today is a perfect day for some holiday de-stressing. You need to… Read more »

Natural Home Remedies From Trees

For as long as people have wandered the earth, they have been curious about the world around them. This includes experimenting with whatever they come across—trees included. While some plants are poisonous or noxious, there are many others which can be used for everything from relieving everyday ailments to tackling more acute problems. Can you think… Read more »

The Fruits of our Labours

Okay, here’s an interesting thought; Eating pine bark. Yup, you heard me right. I stumbled across an article today at Survival Topics entitled Edible Pine Bark and had to read further. While we regularly prune, fertilize and cut down many trees at CLC Tree Services, it is not every day that we EAT the fruits… Read more »

Pine beetles killing a tree species found across Canada

TheStar: Pine beetles killing a tree species found across Canada. I came across this article and thought that I would share it with you. It would seem that the Mountain Pine Beetle has begun to attact Jack Pines. While the infestation is located in Alberta at present, Jack Pines are located across Canada, and are the dominant… Read more »