Category: Blog

A, B, C of Canadian Trees

It’s that time of year again. The school bell is about to ring. Soon kids will be pushing pencils and learning their A, B, C’s and 1, 2, 3’s. Made me think about trees and how we learn about them. A great way to start is the same way you learn about anything; with the… Read more »

A Recipe or Tree: Fruit Tree Recipes

As summer days fade to fall, harvest time is upon us. In the garden, people are busily plucking tomatoes from vines, pulling beets from the ground and cutting corn free from its stalks. It is a wonderful time of bounty, but that is not restricted to just the garden plot. If you look to the… Read more »

London’s Metal Trees

London, Ontario hails itself as the Forest City. There are over 123,000 street trees on city owned property and over 32,000 more trees in managed park areas (not including unmanaged natural areas). Over the next three years, the Million Tree Challenge aims to plant a tree for every Londoner within its bounds. If successful, the effect… Read more »

SUMMER DRINKS: A Toast to Trees

A little bit of rain goes a long way to ensuring the health of trees. Thankfully, that is exactly what we are getting today. As the City of London issued a tree watering alert yesterday, I am sure that everyone is happy to see that precipitation, plus the cooler weather that it brings. Hopefully that… Read more »

CLC At The Oasis

Forty foot high palm trees stand majestic by the water’s edge. A host of other tropical plants surround them, including lemon and lime trees, fig and banana trees, kumquats and several other species of palm trees. In fact, 15 different species of palms grace the grounds of this particular oasis. The ones of interest today though are… Read more »

Day of Service 2012 at FSTV

Day of Service at Family Services On Wednesday, May 2, 2012, CLC Tree Services was honoured to be able to take part in the Ontario Commercial Arborists Association (OCAA) Day of Service in London, Ontario. Every year the OCAA organizes a Day of Service to donate time, equipment, and services to a group or organization… Read more »

Help with Getting Organized in 2012

Happy New Year and welcome to 2012! I trust everyone had a warm and restful holiday season and are now working to get back into the swing of things. For some that might be taking down the Christmas tree and putting away the Christmas decorations. For others, that might look more like a New Year’s… Read more »

To Wrap, or Not To Wrap

To wrap, or not to wrap… That is the question. And no, I am not talking about whether you should be choosing gift bags, festive paper or your kids art work to gift wrap Grandma’s slippers. I am talking about wrapping your trees, before winter sets in for good. It can be hard to know… Read more »

An Eye For The Job

“Ahh, there’s something in my eye!” An eye injury is a serious thing, especially in the tree services industry. There are tree branches falling, saw dust flying and splinters of wood everywhere on a job site. It you aren’t careful, accidents can and will happen. Of course accidents are preventable and one way to go… Read more »

Tips on How to Hire a Tree Services Company in the Wake of a Storm

The underhanded and greedy nature of people after a tragedy shocks me. A tornado ripped through Goderich, the self-proclaimed “Prettiest Town in Canada”, earlier this month and now people are scrambling to make a buck. My heart is heavy after hearing stories of people being ripped off in the subsequent emergency storm cleanup. I can only… Read more »