Tag: Canada

Almost Time For Summer Camp

There are less than two weeks of school left in Ontario. Children are straining to be done and who can blame them? Do you remember the sweet sound of the last bell that rang to announce summer holidays? Both teachers and students alike celebrate that sound. Of course parents are another matter. Unless you yourself… Read more »

A Day at Camp

Gray skies dropped thick sheets of rain down on the four tree service crews that participated in this year’s Ontario Commercial Arborists Association (OCAA) Day of Service on May 7th, 2014. A wet start to the day wasn’t enough to dispel the spirits of the men from Arbortech, Norm’s, Chatham or CLC Tree Services though. The third… Read more »

All You Need is Love

It is estimated that in 2013: 96,200 Canadian men will be diagnosed with cancer and 39,400 men will die from cancer. 91,400 Canadian women will be diagnosed with cancer and 36,100 women will die from cancer. On average, over 500 Canadians will be diagnosed with cancer every day. On average, over 200 Canadians will die… Read more »

Best of London

Welcome to the first week of February. It has been quite a week. Groundhogs came out to predict when spring would arrive. Don’t expect it anytime soon folks. Willie was back in his hole in a flash after spying his shadow, and weather forecasters sadly agree that winter isn’t going anywhere. Philip Seymour Hoffman was… Read more »

Autumn Anticipation

Autumn officially arrives this weekend. That makes it the perfect time for apple picking, pumpkin carving, and putting up the last of the preserves for winter. It is also when the leaves start to change on area trees, transforming our world into a rainbow of colours. Isn’t Mother Nature great to not only offer an… Read more »

Which Oak to Choose?

Last week the CLC Tree Services blog was talking trees. I know, when are we not? Anyway, it was high time to suggest which kinds of trees to plant, and which ones to stay away from when you are ready to break ground and welcome a new into your home. The lists were extensive, but… Read more »

Insects and Firewood: Leave Them Where you Find Them

We noted back in April on the CLC Facebook page that the Asian Long-Horned Beetle had been eradicated in Canada. That was great news for anyone that cares anything about trees! Sadly, that is but one of the invasive insects that prey on our native trees though. **UPDATE: Shortly after this article originally published, another… Read more »

London’s Spring Weather

London’s Spring Weather Another snowy day. In April. Sigh… Seems like Spring is a long ways off this year in London, Ontario. I suspect that it feels like that because we were treated to an early one last year, but we know how that turned out then, don’t we? Law of Averages So buck up Londoners…. Read more »

Sap’s Still Flowing

tapped maple tree

Spring has sprung. There are bulbs starting to poke their tips through the cold soil and giant snow banks are melting everywhere.The ground is getting soft in places, but that doesn’t mean that winter has quite given up the ghost yet though. I saw flakes in the air this morning and they are forecasting more… Read more »

Winter Walk: A Tree Quiz

Another blast of winter is upon us in Southwestern Ontario. It’s cold out there, but according to the Weather Network, won’t last. In the interim, the fresh snow leaves the forest a sparkling and beautiful thing, when the sun deigns to return. That is the perfect time to go for a walk, if you can squeeze it… Read more »