Tag: tree

Need a Tree for a Shady Space? Think Blue Beech

It may be mid-February, but aren’t we all dreaming of spring? Did you know that spring is the best time to plant trees and that if you order your trees early, you have a better chance of getting what you want. What should you choose though? Start with something native and that grows well in… Read more »

Katsura: A CLC Crowd Favourite to Plant

Were you familiar with all the trees CLC Tree Services mentioned in our article on best trees to plant in London? There was one which may have surprised you. Cercidiphyllum japonica is native to China and Japan, but was thought to have been introduced to North America in 1865 by an American consul to Japan…. 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 »

Anyone Care for a Coffee?

Everyone likes coffee, don’t they? Well, you should! How about the Kentucky Coffee Tree? While you can’t get a latte from one, they are a pretty special deciduous tree. They are native to Southwestern Ontario, but sadly are also considered a species at risk by the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources. These threatened trees are deserving… Read more »

Tree Services: What’s Left Behind

When you are in need of tree work your main concern might be the tree, but there are other aspects of the job to consider. Whether you require tree trimming or a complete tree removal service, waste byproduct is created in the job. This may consist of; leaves branches wood mulch stumps Do you know what is done with… 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 »

Open Leaves

tightly curled into a bud lingering, waiting, until it should could need raindrops should need sun would need warmth to help open a little bud an unformed leaf next year’s growth inside the sheath when will it open its hard to say this month or next? Why, its unfurled today! Welcome little leaf we’ve waited so… Read more »

Hey Bud, Is That a Sign of Spring?

Looking around London, Ontario you don’t see many signs of spring. There are mountains of snow in parking lots, not to mention beside driveways galore. The weather forecast suggests that it’ll be mid-April before we see any consistently spring-like weather. I say, Phooey! The sunshine that we have seen this week has helped many winter-beaten… Read more »

Green New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s resolutions. Love em or hate em, we have all been privy to other people’s goals for the future at some point or other. Have you ever made a New Year’s resolution? Do you make one every year? Do you stick to them? Forget weight loss, spending less, or quitting smoking. If you want… Read more »

The Best Choice for Christmas Trees

I’m sure you realize that the CLC Tree Services blog is all about trees. We love them. We prune them, fertilize them, sadly have to cut some down, but we also get to plant trees too! The trees that dominate most conversations this time of year are the beautiful Christmas trees that symbolize all that… Read more »