Orchard planting a resounding success

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.

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