Two bits of tree news:
1) Not Far From the Tree is a Toronto organization that puts the fruit from local trees to good use. If you are a homeowner with a fruit tree and can’t keep up with picking all the fruit – don’t let them go to waste!! Not Far From the Tree can send a team of volunteers to pick them for you and share the bounty. The harvest is split three ways: 1/3 is offered to the tree owner, 1/3 is shared among the volunteers, and 1/3 is delivered by bicycle to be donated to food banks, shelters, and community kitchens in the neighbourhood.
2) If you’re taking a walk down Barrington Ave, you’ll probably notice a small, yet significant change. This past week, a very large truck delivered and planted new trees to a plethora of front yards and the grassy patch on the east side of Main Street Subway Station. If I had to guess, I would say there are around 20 new trees along the street in total. And these are FREE City trees. The street already looks more green and welcoming, even with these very young saplings…
Want a free City tree for your front yard? Check this out.