orchard takes shape at Highbridge's Apex Park with pupils' help
group of children from Highbridge's Churchfield Church School
have helped to plant dozens of trees at a new orchard in Apex
youngsters were invited to help Pete Grainger, Ecologist at Sedgemoor
District Council, during their Forest School session.
children worked extremely hard and coped well with the muddy conditions
to plant around 50 trees during their visit.
children from Poplar Class were shown how to dig and plant the
trees correctly. They were pleased to be creating a new wood and
found time to do some bird watching and all enjoyed hot chocolate
and a biscuit at the end of all their hard work," said a
District Council is introducing scores of apple trees besides
the lakeside footpaths, as featured
here earlier in January.
tree planting days for local people to get involved will be held
on Saturday 8th February and Sunday 23rd February from 10am-4pm.