Tag: trees

The Silhouette of November

In dreary days of November leaves do rustle, branches tremble. Cold, dark fingers across the sky. Their colours drained, all vibrance awry. Winds of change pushed, blown in hard fair winged creatures flit and tremble, scarred. Flee from winter! Escape the dark, unless you’re rooted planted firm in park. Strip away all covers, lay bare… Read more »

Mast Years: What’s Up with Nut Production?

Autumn is here. Leaves are changing and falling off area trees. The other things falling off area trees this time of year are nuts. Mast is the term for the amount of nuts or fruit produced. Have you noticed an abundance of nuts this season as compared to other years? Or perhaps a few less?… Read more »

Wood Stain – A Colourful Story

Sometimes you come across unusual things in the trade. That was the case this past week during a tree removal job. CLC Tree Services was asked to remove a tulip tree, a 60′ tall liriodendron, which had heavy sapsucker damage. It could not be saved, but was in a difficult spot, so a crane was brought… 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 »

Landscape Planning: Think About Tree Planting Now

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Look outside your window. It is January, but in London, Ontario, we have a decided dearth of snow. Definitely more like early spring weather, than the dead of winter. So, as it already feels like spring, now is the perfect time to talk about tree planting! Early spring is the perfect time to plant a… Read more »

Is 2017 the Year you Focus on Your Soil?

Is this the year you put your soil first? How often do you think about soil and how it affects your trees and plants? Did you know that soil health is integral for healthy trees? And that without the base knowledge of the health of your soil, you are missing an integral piece in the… Read more »

O My! Choices in Tree Guards

Planting a tree is a great thing to do on so many levels. It reduces your home’s energy costs, increases its retail value, improves mental health and air quality, and reduces erosion. There are plenty of great reasons to plant a tree! A newly planted tree is a vulnerable thing though and as such it… Read more »

Snow in June with Help from the Salicaceae Family

We’ll excuse you for thinking it is snowing in June, by looking at the picture above. This photo was taken earlier this week in London, Ontario, but it’s not snow. Far from it. The white, fluffy down which looks like cotton drifting through the sky is in fact seeds from area trees. And for those of you… Read more »

Mulch: The Natural Solution

Mulch; there are plenty of good reasons to use it in your landscaping. It deters weeds, keeps soil cooler during hot summer days, reduces evaporation, plus adds aesthetic appeal to garden beds. But did you know that not all mulch is created equal? There are a variety of different options available for those who would like… Read more »

15 Books About Trees for Children

“I am the Lorax. I speak for the trees. I speak for the trees for the trees have no tongues.” ― Dr. Seuss, The Lorax We all know that reading to children from an early age promotes literacy, but did you also know that it improves overall health, verbal skills, education, later employment, and potential… Read more »