Category: CLC Tree Services

Relating to the people, places, services and events that CLC Tree Services is involved with.

Celebrate the Trees in the Forest City

Did you vote in Reforest London’s Amazing Tree Quest? The contest is now closed, but the winners remain to be seen. Have you checked out any of the magnificent trees that were entered into the competition? If you haven’t yet you should, because some of them are quite amazing! From fan favourites, to historic heroes,… 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 »

A Walk in the Woods

After all that rain earlier in the week, the air is refreshing now. What would you say to a walk in the woods today? Grab your walking shoes and let’s go! What do we have here? Why this gnarly old beauty is from the Oleaceae family and is otherwise known as FRAXINUS. If you are not… Read more »

We’re Letting Down the Rope on the Treehouse Today

We talk about trees all the time on the CLC Tree Services blog; yes, we’ve been known to wax poetic on the joys of trees and the challenges of maintaining them more than once. Today though we are going to take a step back in time and invite you to walk back into your childhood… Read more »

Look at that Swirl on a Burl!

What is a Burl exactly? Let’s start with an example, shall we. Do you see that bulbous lump in the middle of the tree in the picture to the left there? Hard not to notice, isn’t it? That my friend is a burl. A burl is an abnormal growth on a tree caused by some… Read more »

Secrets of Autumn Revealed

Psst! Want to know the secret of how Autumn works? Watch this video to learn the truth behind the changing of the seasons and how it affects trees, to discover what Mother Nature doesn’t want you to know…

Summer Days that Lead to Fall

Can you believe that it is August already? Wow, the summer is just flying along. It has been a beautiful season though. We have been busy trimming trees, administering ash injections, installing a few lights in people’s yards and much, much more. Oh, plus enjoying the sunshine when we can too! Before you know it… Read more »

The “Mile-A-Minute” Vine

We want to introduce you to something that might scare you a bit today. It can grow upwards of a foot a day. It has an extensive root system that is incredibly difficult to eradicate once it takes hold. This invasive species lays claim to have “Eaten the South”, and with its voracious appetite, is… Read more »

London’s Amazing Tree Quest

We wanted to share something with you today; London’s Amazing Tree Quest! Reforest London is running this amazing contest for the second year in a row. And because we love trees, we just had to share. “The Amazing Tree Quest is a city-wide contest to celebrate the important role that trees play in our lives…. Read more »

TIME FOR A DRINK: The Forest City’s Trees are Thirsty

It is now official. As of Wednesday July 13th, the City of London declared a tree watering alert. According to yesterday’s article in the  London Free Press, London has had only 4.7 mm of rain so far in July. Compare that to our wet spring where we saw 127 mm of rain in May (average… Read more »