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ORCHARD OPENING: Abbots community comes together to plant first trees at new orchard

 Published on: 27th November 2022   |   By: Darius Morgan   |   Category: Uncategorized

The first trees were planted at a new community orchard in Abbots Langley last month.

Earlier this year, Abbots Langley Parish Council received £9,920 from the National Lottery Community Fund to help them transform Primrose Hill. Once used as a football pitch, an infestation of moles has rendered the site unusable for sport.

Instead, the council is introducing a fruit orchard to convert the area into a welcoming community space.

Councillors, schools and residents all came down to Primrose Hill on Wednesday, November 23, to plant the first 97 trees. Apple, pear, cherry and plum trees were planted around an oak tree, which will be the focal point of the orchard.

All the different species will take varying times to blossom, but the project is predicted to be fully complete in five years. Over time, benches, grass paths and wildflower beds will also be introduced at the orchard.

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1 Comment

  1. Miklos Bansaghi November 28th, 2022, 9:10 am

    Nice to get some good news! We should do more of these orchards.

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