Tag: trees

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 »

Bitternut Tree Removal with an Assist

While the ash tree has garnered all the headlines for the last few years, as far as trees and tree health is concerned, there are other trees that have suffered at the mercy of pests as well. Today CLC Tree Services was at the site of a once-glorious 75-foot bitternut hickory tree. Its glory had… Read more »

Dealing with borer costly

Our very own Calvin McCallum got to weigh in on the Emerald Ash Borer plight this week, when he spoke with Mashoka Maimona, of the London Free Press. Today’s Free Press article Dealing with borer costly | London | News | London Free Press, dug deeper into the devastating reality of what the effects from the emerald ash… Read more »

CLC Tree Services Takes a Stand Against the Emerald Ash Borer

The recent article we shared from the London Free Press, about London’s struggle with the emerald ash borer, was presented in a rather bleak tone. Far be it for CLC Tree Services to challenge the wisdom of the press, but we thought that you should know a little more about this destructive insect and what… Read more »

The Fruits of our Labours

Okay, here’s an interesting thought; Eating pine bark. Yup, you heard me right. I stumbled across an article today at Survival Topics entitled Edible Pine Bark and had to read further. While we regularly prune, fertilize and cut down many trees at CLC Tree Services, it is not every day that we EAT the fruits… Read more »

Storm Cleanup

Whew, it is a hot one out there today! So hot in fact, that there has been a heat alert issued for the London-Middlesex region. And while it is a welcome thing to have some sunshine, over all the rain that has fallen this spring, it is hard to adjust to the 40C weather that… Read more »

Lawn Care

Here is an email that popped up in my inbox, but it seemed oddly appropriate to share. I fear we just don’t make sense sometimes…   God said: “You know all about gardens and nature. What in the world is going on down there on the planet? What happened to the dandelions, violets, milkweeds and stuff… Read more »

2011- International Year of Forests

International Year of Forests Did you know that the United Nations designated 2011 the International Year of the Forests? There are 1.6 billion people who rely on the forests that cover a third of the Earth’s land mass. While forests control climate change and support the rivers that provide water for 50% of the world’s… Read more »

A Root in the Grass

The weather report suggests that we might see some sunshine over the long weekend. Wow-wee, long time coming! It will be a blessing to feel some sun on our faces, but I know that the sunshine will also mean something else – yard work. Ah, I can hear the drone of lawnmowers already. Before you… Read more »

A Little Tree Planting Advice from CLC

While autumn is an ideal time to plant a tree, you can also successfully plant trees in the spring. The ground is still relatively moist from snow melt, trees are just starting to come out of dormancy, and insects typically aren’t an issue yet. If you can plant your trees before summer temperatures climb, your… Read more »