Tag: trees

A New Crop in Ontario: Hazelnuts

As other crops start to peter out, another one is getting ready to be harvested in Ontario—tree nuts. One of those edible nuts has crept into the spotlight in southwestern Ontario recently due to its presence in Nutella and Ferrero Rocher, and the fact that it has flourished in the Great Lakes region and other fruit orchard… Read more »

An Unwelcome Traveller: The Gypsy Moth

An Unwelcome Traveller Travelling is an enjoyable pastime. You get to see new places, meet new people and eat new things. That is one of the reasons why gypsy moths got their name; they do all of those things. They easily attach onto objects, like tents, vehicles, firewood, lawn chairs and more, or quite happily blow… Read more »

Tree Watering Bags

Here at CLC Tree Services people ask us questions about trees all the time. This week a question came to us from right here on our blog. I enjoy reading your blogs — most informative! At some point could you please explain how those ubiquitous green bags that are wrapped around newly planted trees (… Read more »

Pitching a Tent

“What’s that in the tree? Is it a bag? A spider web?” “No! It’s tent caterpillars… “ Tent Caterpillars Oh, oh. Tis the season for insect infestations and tent caterpillars are just one of the insects which attack trees. There are upwards of 26 species of tent caterpillars, but the ones most commonly found in North… Read more »

Match the Maples

Everyone recognizes the glorious leaf on the Canadian flag; the iconic maple leaf forever! Did you know that there are over 125 species of Acer trees and 10 of them are native to Canada? Can you tell one maple from another? QUIZ TIME! Let’s see who really knows their maple trees. Match the maple leaves pictured below… Read more »

5 Reasons to Plant a Tree Today

5 REASONS TO PLANT A TREE Food – Trees provide food for insects, birds, animals and people! Everything from the flowers, fruit, nuts, bark, leaves and even the roots; they all offer nutrition to different creatures at different times. We couldn’t live without them! Mood – Studies have proven that spending time near trees helps… Read more »

Trees: Species At Risk in Ontario

Here at CLC Tree Services, we love trees. Native trees, big trees, little trees, deciduous or coniferous trees. Any kind of trees really. But we are saddened when we hear that some native trees species are at risk. Some of them are threatened by insects; the most recognizable right now of course being ash trees by… Read more »

Spring Trees in the City

The weather has finally turned in London, Ontario; sunshine, mild breezes and double digits! You have to get outside! Birds are chirping, grass is finally growing and area trees are bursting out of hibernation to announce that spring has arrived. Go already! Do you need more of a reason? How about we entice you with… Read more »

Trembling in the Breeze

Chances are that the books on your nightstand might have started out as Populus tremuloides. The tall, smooth tree is a relatively fast grower, so popular with pulp and paper mills. This sun-loving tree is often one of the first deciduous trees to regenerate areas decimated by fire, in part due to its underground root suckers. Those… Read more »

Spring Cleaning in the Yard

Now that the weather has finally begun to warm up, I know that everyone wants to get outside. It’s about time, we know! The sunshine is calling and pasty Canadians everywhere are responding.  Time for spring cleaning the yard. So grab your garden tools and let’s look at what to do and what NOT to… Read more »