Trees glorious trees

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.

Interested? You can register you tree here, or if you’d like to volunteer, you can get in touch with the company here.

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.

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5 Responses to Trees glorious trees

  1. fantastic news! and great work Julia and Barrington neighbours! (and thanks, Janet Davis)

  2. Mike H. says:

    I am so happy to see all of these trees get planted. Our little corner of the city is rather short on big beautiful trees, so it’s about time we got started growing a new canopy! In addition to the shade they will one day provide they will also be a source of food for bees and birds and can help reduce the ambient noise of traffic on our streets. And they’re beautiful!

    It’s nice to be reminded of the great things the City of Toronto does.

    A proud Barrington resident,

  3. Sue Yardley says:

    Thanks to all who were involved – some much-needed beauty on that strip of land.

  4. Melanie says:

    Like the others, I’m so very pleased that Toronto is “greening-up”. Long overdue in my view. As the years go by and these trees mature, they contribute more and more to the beauty of our little corner of Canada. Thank you one and all.

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