Published: January 19, 2014
New orchard planted at Highbridge's Apex Park after cash boost

Dozens of fruit trees have been planted at Highbridge's Apex Park this week as part of a project to create a new orchard.

Sedgemoor District Council is working with the Friends of Apex Park to introduce scores of apple trees besides the lakeside footpaths.

It comes after the council was awarded £1,000 from the Big Tree Plant funding scheme, run by the Forestry Commission.

Sedgemoor Ecologist Pete Grainger, pictured above, told "We've been planting a new linear orchard besides the main footpath at the park and further planting work will be continuing in coming weeks."

"The blossom will look superb in the summer, the trees will also help to promote wildlife in the park and provide shelter to walkers."

"The new trees will provide apple of many different local varieties, including culinary and desert types."

"I hope we'll be able to hold a community apple pressing event in the future to create a local apple juice and other products that the community can get involved in."

Pictured: Top, Sedgemoor Ecologist Pete Grainger and, above, members of the Friends of Apex park planting the trees


Bookmark and Share

Search|Add to your Bookmarks|Send a mail from|Print this page|Back to previous page|Discuss this article

Burnham-On-Sea Seafront Webcam
Burnham-On-Sea Webcam
24-hour live pictures
See live images of the seafront and beach with Burnham's Webcam.Click here

Burnham-On-Sea Shops
Burnham-On-Sea Shopping Guide
Buy in Burnham!
Support local traders by shopping in town - see our A-Z index of businesses.Click here

Burnham-On-Sea Video
Burnham-On-Sea Video
Burnham video news
Watch video highlights of events across Burnham with these video clips.Click here

Burnham-On-Sea What's On
What's On In Burnham-On-Sea
Things to see and do
Check the constantly updated calendar for what's happening. Click here

Follow us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter See us on YouTube