Tag: Ontario

Are You Nuts?!

This time of year farmers get all the glory. Images of plump tomatoes, juicy peaches, and crisp cucumbers ready for pickling fill the media. Once those crops are done, pumpkins take over the spotlight, surrounded by a rainbow of brightly coloured leaves that shine before winter takes the stage. People scramble to freeze, can or dry enough produce… Read more »

Harvest Time: Recipes from the Trees

Apples, peaches, pears and plums, that is what in August comes. Apricots, Nectarines, and soon hazelnuts all grace area farmers markets All good things that come from a tree harvested most carefully from willing farmer’s hands to yours a bounty crop you shouldn’t ignore The end of summer is a great time of year. Still… Read more »

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 »

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 »

Hemlock: A Logical Choice

Socrates was a pretty smart guy. A philosopher from Ancient Greece, he is credited with advancing theories in Western Philosophies surrounding ethics, logic and epistemology. While his student Plato helped to make his words and thoughts famous after his death, one aspect of his life is well-known. After disagreeing with the State, as his punishment,… 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 »

The Sad State of Autumn’s Apples in Ontario

I love this time of year. The leaves on the trees are changing colour and slowly drifting down to the ground. The air smells crisp and fresh, especially when you take the time to get outside and breathe it in for an Autumn walk. The crunch of the leaves underfoot can only be beaten by… Read more »

A Woodland Walk with Ontario Trees

This is the time of year when I love to get outside and wander around in forests. The humidity has dropped as well as the temperatures, so you can walk the forest floor admiring the trees that you pass, without fear of getting heat stroke or melting into a puddle. CLC Tree Services has taken… Read more »

Coniferous Trees of Ontario

Trees. The folks of CLC Tree Services love them. All kinds! And while we generally focus on deciduous trees, we have a liking for coniferous trees too. For those of you with a blank expression on your face, are you wondering what the difference is? Here are some definitions from the Free Dictionary to help… Read more »