Has anyone else noticed that the mulberries are excellent this year? Why do Torontonians completely ignore this nutritious and tasty fruit? Why doesn't everyone know that this berry packs some serious vitamins and potent anti-bacterial and fungal fighting natural compound? The leaves, fruit and bark of mulberry trees have been used for centuries for medicine... right up until the last century it seems. This is the same species of tree on which silk worms live - no kidding. And yet they grow ignored in backyards, parks and they are left to dirty sidewalks and are cursed by pollen sufferers throughout our great city. When I stop and eat the berries that dangle from branches right before my eyes, people think I'm deranged or homeless or special. But I say 'eat them!' Eat these black bits of mother nature and rejoice at the gift. MY MULBERRY FANTASY: I'd like to document the locations of the biggest and most prolific mulberry trees in Toronto and next summer plan to harvest the fruit. A cool charity would be to make pies, tarts, pastries - ice cream desserts, cocktails in connection with some kind of festival. HELP REPORT MULBERRY TREE LOCATIONS 1. There are several trees in High Park, I know of at least seven along the concrete path off-leash dog walk area on the east side of the park. These are loaded with fruit. 2. There is large tree at the 2980 Queen St East halfway up the hill across from the water filtration plant on the north side of the street. Right beside the variety store. This tree absolutely purples the sidewalk.