New Fruit Trees For Ben Nobleman Park Community Orchard

Sherry holds a bare root cherry tree to be planted in Ben Nobleman Park Community Orchard in Spring 2017.

It was a moment we had long been waiting for. Over the years we had to remove a number of our fruit trees in Ben Nobleman Park Community Orchard. One of our paw paw trees died this past winter. And in 2015 and 2016 a cherry and apricot tree had bacterial canker and we had to dig them out to prevent this problem from spreading to other trees.

But this year, thanks to donations from our wonderful friends, families and neighbours, we were able to afford to buy three replacement trees to plant in our orchard and that’s what we did recently in our park.  Continue reading

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A Mysterious Visitor in Ben Nobleman Park

Janina and Audrey, the “Tree Girls” mulched the trees in the west side of Ben Nobleman Park Community Orchard while a mysterious visitor appeared in the east….

This weekend eight dedicated volunteers came to Ben Nobleman Park Community Orchard to care for our fruit trees and pollinator garden. It was a wonderful day like all of our stewardship days. Janina and Audrey were in the west side of the park, working on expanding the mulch circles around our beautiful apple trees. And in the west side of the park, Susan, Sherry, Giselle, Lynn, Zsuzsa and Rafaela were weeding the garden bed. Focused on the task at hand, initially we didn’t realize we had a mysterious visitor in our midst… Continue reading

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Fruit Tree Mulching Day in Ben Nobleman Park

Mulching a young Asian Pear tree in The Ben Nobleman Park Community Orchard

After three days of rain and more to come, the volunteers of the Ben Nobleman Park Community Orchard were surprised to have a beautiful, dry morning for our stewardship day. And with a yard of beautiful quality compost from Pick-A-Mix to distribute amongst the fruit trees, there was LOTS to do. (By the way, if you order compost from them, tell them you heard about it from Ben Nobleman Park Community Orchard and they’ll give us a small discount next year!) Continue reading

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