Community orchard expands after grant

PUBLISHED: 09:30 08 December 2014 | UPDATED: 09:30 08 December 2014

Woodbury Community Orchard’s Big Planting Day saw 30 trees planted taking the total up to just off 60 trees. These were part funded by a grant from The Tree Council. 1st Woodbury Guides who were obtaining their community challenge badge helped also Woodbury Rainbows and pupils from Woodbury School. Ref exv woodbury orchard1. Picture: Submitted

Woodbury Community Orchard's Big Planting Day saw 30 trees planted taking the total up to just off 60 trees. These were part funded by a grant from The Tree Council. 1st Woodbury Guides who were obtaining their community challenge badge helped also Woodbury Rainbows and pupils from Woodbury School. Ref exv woodbury orchard1. Picture: Submitted

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The people of Woodbury have come together again to plant trees and add to a developing community area.

The Woodbury Community Orchard project held its first planting at the site in Town Lane in January.

It has now been able to add 30 more, with the help of a grant from the National Tree Council.

This time there was also involvement from Woodbury Primary School, which held a special assembly about the project, and has also challenged its pupils to design a logo.

The village’s Guide and Rainbow units also took part, planting trees as part of their community challenge badges.

Woodbury Community Orchard chairman Alex Thiemann said: “The planting was fantastic.

“It was a really nice day, lots of people turned up, and they worked together really well.

“Lots of people came that we didn’t know before, finding out about us.”

The group is now planning to install benches in the middle of the orchard, to make it a suitable venue for community events.

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