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Community orchard planting appeal in Frodsham

VOLUNTEERS are needed to help plant a community orchard in Frodsham.

VOLUNTEERS are needed to help plant a community orchard in Frodsham.

Forty-eight apple trees – the first of 60 community fruit trees planned to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee – will be planted at the lower end of Churchfield on Saturday morning.

Frodsham Transition Initiative, a new green group backed by Cheshire West and Chester Council, is leading the project and Frodsham Town Council has given a grant of up to £1,000 to buy the trees, including another 12 that will be planted later on the former children’s play area in Hawthorne Road.

The trees will eventually yield a crop of cooking and eating apples annually, which will be distributed free among the community and residents will be welcome to pick their own.

Tom Blundell, a tree warden with Cheshire Landscape Trust, said: “This is a marvellous opportunity for residents to have fun working together to improve the suburban landscape and literally reap the fruits of their labours.”

Mayor of Frodsham, Lynn Riley, said: “The project is a fabulous opportunity for people to invest in Frodsham’s future and is a mark of the town’s commitment to grass roots sustainable projects.”

Anyone who wants to help with the project should contact or alternatively call 01928 732518.



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