|Claire Young and Paul Hulbert with the volunteers of the Wapley Bushes Conservation Group|
Wapley Bushes Conservation Group have called their latest planting day on Sat 12 March “a resounding success” as more than 40 trees were planted, forming a new Community Orchard on Wapley Common and nearby.
The trees on the Common are all local types of apple, plus a few plums of a rare local variety.
“It’s good to do something so traditional yet so future-looking”, said Dodington Parish Cllr Paul Hulbert, who organised the event. “We’re very grateful to expert Graham White – known locally as Mr Fruit – who guided us through the planting”
South Gloucestershire Cllr Claire Young commented “This was a great way to spend a beautiful spring morning – fresh air, good company and exercise with a legacy that should last years”
The planting was jointly funded by Dodington Parish Council and South Gloucestershire Council.