How to tell crabapples from apples

This season, we’ve had a lot of questions about crabapples versus apples, and how to tell the difference! Crabapples start green and ripen red on the branch. They’re small (1/4 an inch – 2 inches), slightly ovular, and VERY sour. They’re unpleasant to eat raw. Crabapples have a stem and a crown like base. Sometimes this […] READ MORE

Mycorrhizae & Tree Roots – Best Friends Forever!

This post is part of a series of tree care blogs from our Official Tree Care Partner Cohen & Master Tree and Shrub Services. Learn more about how they can help you with your fruit tree on their website.    Mycorrhizae & Tree Roots – Best Friends Forever!  We all know that trees have extensive […] READ MORE

Preserving a Special Evening at Regent Park

Feel intimidated by preserving your fruit? It’s more doable than you think, especially with an experienced preserver and a big group! On Thursday, July 26th, NFFTT staff and volunteers teamed up with the Regent Park CFC to host a workshop. The agenda: turning fruit from our recent picks together into jam! Our staff arrived early […] READ MORE

Keep Your Trees Hydrated

This post is part of a series of tree care blogs from our Official Tree Care Partner Cohen & Master Tree and Shrub Services. Learn more about how they can help you with your fruit tree on their website.    Left to Right: Arborgain Soil Conditioner, Correct Mulching Technique, Soil Aeration Tubes Keep Your Trees […] READ MORE

Serviceberries for Days: June picks at Ryerson and Regent Park

As part of our ongoing summer collaboration with the Regent Park Community Food Centre, we recently lead two serviceberry picks with the community in Regent Park. The first pick took place on June 26th, shortly after our Fruit Tree Tour. Thanks to the folks at Ryerson University Urban Farm — whose programming we totally love — we met up […] READ MORE

Mulberry Picks with Brickworks Ciderhouse

Picking mulberries and learning about local cider? What a way to cap off June! At the end of June, NFFTT staff visited some gorgeous trees in Toronto’s East End with the keen, hilarious, and super fun team behind Brickworks Cider. We started with a very tall tree, shaking down 1 solid pound of mulberries. Due to the […] READ MORE

#BikeMonth Campaign: A success thanks to you!

Thank you for showing our cargo bikes some love! You can’t miss them on the streets – our big cargo bikes packed with our picking poles and cherry buckets en route to and from picks. Without these trusty bikes, our work wouldn’t be possible. Each year we make them work super hard, covering hundreds of […] READ MORE

Regent Park Fruit Tree Tour: Look up!

This summer, with generous support from TD Bank Group, Not Far From The Tree is hosting a series of workshops and picks with our 35 partner agencies across Toronto. To kick of what will be a fantastic series, we hosted a Fruit Tree Tour with members of the Regent Park community. Lead by Not Far […] READ MORE

Maintain & Diagnose Your Trees This Summer

This post is part of a series of tree care blogs from our Official Tree Care Partner Cohen & Master Tree and Shrub Services. Learn more about how they can help you with your fruit tree on their website.    Maintain & Diagnose Your Trees This Summer Our gardens are now in full swing, and […] READ MORE