orchard planted at Highbridge's Apex Park after cash boost
of fruit trees have been planted at Highbridge's Apex Park this
week as part of a project to create a new orchard.
District Council is working with the Friends of Apex Park to introduce
scores of apple trees besides the lakeside footpaths.
comes after the council was awarded £1,000 from the Big
Tree Plant funding scheme, run by the Forestry Commission.
Ecologist Pete Grainger, pictured above, told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"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."
blossom will look superb in the summer, the trees will also help
to promote wildlife in the park and provide shelter to walkers."
new trees will provide apple of many different local varieties,
including culinary and desert types."
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."
Top, Sedgemoor Ecologist Pete Grainger and, above, members of
the Friends of Apex park planting the trees