Emerald Ash Borer In Our Park

Arborists from the City of Toronto set up to take down part of an Ash Tree in Ben Nobleman Park that has been attacked by Emerald Ash Borer beetles.

Death of a Native Tree

This year, sadly, Ben Nobleman Park became a statistic as the notorious Emerald Ash Borer killed of one of our native ash trees. During the growing season the Ben Nobleman Park Community Orchard volunteers spend hours each month caring for our fruit trees and pollinator garden. But an event like this reminds us not to take our park’s beautiful native trees for granted. Continue reading

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Giving Thanks For Fruit Trees This Thanksgiving

Lynn giving thanks for fruit trees in Ben Nobleman Park Community Orchard

Lynn giving thanks for fruit trees in Ben Nobleman Park Community Orchard

It was a lazy, cool and breezy Thanksgiving weekend and while some of us were busy baking and cooking and preparing Thanksgiving meals, a handful of Ben Nobleman Park volunteers spent the morning giving thanks for our fruit trees by volunteering in our pollinator garden and community orchard. Continue reading

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Sage Warriors

Volunteers of the Ben Nobleman Park Community Orchard show off their bouquets of sage!

Volunteers of the Ben Nobleman Park Community Orchard show off their bouquets of sage!

The weather continues to get cooler but the gardening season continues. And this weekend the volunteers of the Ben Nobleman Park Community Orchard buzzed like bees in the pollinator garden. But instead of collecting pollen, we were pulling out the weeds that have popped up during the recent long awaited rainy days.

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