Tag: trees

Is 2017 the Year you Focus on Your Soil?

Is this the year you put your soil first? How often do you think about soil and how it affects your trees and plants? Did you know that soil health is integral for healthy trees? And that without the base knowledge of the health of your soil, you are missing an integral piece in the… Read more »

O My! Choices in Tree Guards

Planting a tree is a great thing to do on so many levels. It reduces your home’s energy costs, increases its retail value, improves mental health and air quality, and reduces erosion. There are plenty of great reasons to plant a tree! A newly planted tree is a vulnerable thing though and as such it… Read more »

Snow in June with Help from the Salicaceae Family

We’ll excuse you for thinking it is snowing in June, by looking at the picture above. This photo was taken earlier this week in London, Ontario, but it’s not snow. Far from it. The white, fluffy down which looks like cotton drifting through the sky is in fact seeds from area trees. And for those of you… Read more »

Mulch: The Natural Solution

Mulch; there are plenty of good reasons to use it in your landscaping. It deters weeds, keeps soil cooler during hot summer days, reduces evaporation, plus adds aesthetic appeal to garden beds. But did you know that not all mulch is created equal? There are a variety of different options available for those who would like… Read more »

15 Books About Trees for Children

“I am the Lorax. I speak for the trees. I speak for the trees for the trees have no tongues.” ― Dr. Seuss, The Lorax We all know that reading to children from an early age promotes literacy, but did you also know that it improves overall health, verbal skills, education, later employment, and potential… Read more »

Get Bent: Why Trees Have Curves in Them

Have you ever walked by a tree and wondered to yourself, “Wow, what an unusual tree! I wonder how it got like that?” There are a few interesting trees on the bike paths along the Thames River in London, Ontario. Some are covered in warty bumps that line their trunks. Others have long bending limbs which swoop at crazy angles. They… Read more »

History Lesson: Baumbeobachter Trees

This week we celebrate Remembrance Day. We are tasked with honouring and remembering those who served, both in wars past and in peacekeeping missions today. While we often think of soldiers running into battle, wounded veterans, and crosses row upon row to mark those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the name of freedom, there are… Read more »

Poetry Amongst the Trees

Today is National Poetry Day. What inspires poetry more than a glorious tree? Can’t think of anything, in our humble books. CLC Tree Services might be biased, but there have been plenty of others who have obviously felt trees move them to poetic words. If Wordsworth, Yeats and Homer have all found inspiration in the… Read more »