Littleham residents see orchard blossom

PUBLISHED: 12:30 05 July 2015

Kittleham orchard

Kittleham orchard

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Residents spent a day tending to the Littleham Community Orchard.

They visited the site in Bidmead Close to check on the apple trees, which they had planted in February, put mulch around the bases and cook bread twists on a campfire.

The plot, which is behind the community centre, is part of an East Devon District Council initiative to plant more traditional orchards across the district.

Its countryside team has, to date, restored or planted five orchards on local nature reserves.

Littleham councillor John Humphreys, who is member champion for Exmouth, said: “The local community has shown great support for the orchard and the tree care day has helped celebrate this, as well as the continued good work.

“The trees are all looking healthy and everyone enjoyed themselves. Watch out for more orchard events in the summer and autumn holidays, including pressing local apple juice.”

For more information, or if you would like to get involved, contact the countryside team on 01395 517556.


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