Fall Health Check

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.  Fall Health Check Fall is here and it’s time to give your trees their annual Tree […] READ MORE

Farewell to Our Wonderful Social Media Volunteer Heidi Tsao

This fall, we’re saying goodbye to our dedicated social media volunteer Heidi Tsao. Over the past 4.5 years, Heidi has grown our presence across Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, and responded to and retweeted countless messages. She’s been an advocate of our work online and out in the field. As Heidi says, “food is such a […] READ MORE

Savoury Preserves with Regent Park CFC

This past Thursday our staff and Not Far From The Tree volunteers enjoyed reuniting with our friends at Regent Park CFC. On the agenda were savoury preserves. While we’d recently biked over some underripe yellow plums, we came bearing sweet and beautifully ripe purple plums ready to go… for what later turned out to be […] READ MORE

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