The cherry  trees in Ben Nobleman Park Community Orchard survived an ice storm in 2013

The cherry trees in Ben Nobleman Park Community Orchard survived an ice storm in 2013

In Ben Nobleman Park Community Orchard another year of caring for our fruit trees has come to a close. And it’s been a big year for us and our trees. In December 2013 and January 2014, our city experienced an ice storm that decimated much of Toronto’s tree canopy.

And yet, our fruit trees, carefully pruned each year so that they can support a heavy harvest, were easily able to support a thick layer of ice. Our apple trees, apricots, plums and cherry trees came through the ice storm without a scratch.

In this free calendar download, you can learn more about the trials – and adventures – of the volunteers of the Ben Nobleman Park Community Orchard in Toronto. Feel free to download it and share it….and be sure to use it to record your stewardship activities in your orchard in the year to come.

And if you want to learn the ins and outs (and ups and downs!) of caring for fruit trees, you can download my fruit tree care manual Growing Urban Orchards: The Ups, Downs and How-Tos of Fruit Tree Care in the City. Or sign up for my online fruit tree care workshops.

In the meantime, just click the button below for your free download! Enjoy!

Click here to download your 2015 calendar!

Susan Poizner is the author of Growing Urban Orchards: The Ups, Downs and How-Tos of Fruit Tree Care in the City. She is the creator of Orchard People e-Learning Workshops. She is also the director of fruit tree consulting and education company Orchard People.