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 email@example.com or alternatively call 01928 732518.