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Sowing the seeds of a new orchard

Malvern Editorial 25th Nov, 2013 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

YOUNGSTERS are set to plant one of 60 Jubilee trees which will form an entirely new orchard as part of National Tree Week.

Children from Bright Sparks pre-school, Colwall Primary School and Colwall Orchard Group will ground the Black Mulberry at Glebe Field on Saturday (November 30).

Lady Susan Darnley, Lord Lieutenant of Herefordshire, Judith Tinsley, headteacher of Colwall Primary School, Jean Holley, manager at Bright Sparks, and Helen Stace from the orchard group will attend the ceremony.

There will also be a plaque unveiling at the site and a page detailing the story of the tree will be included in a book of commemoration to be presented to the Queen in honour of the 60 year anniversary of her coronation.

Jean Bryant from Bright Sparks said: “When the Tree Council telephoned us to offer this tree, we were delighted to accept.

“It seems that the Tree Council considered Colwall to be a village where there is true community identity and co-operation.

“We decided to make a truly celebratory event of the day, so we have organised lots of activities on site.”

Tim Dixon from Colwall Orchard group added: “We will be planting the tree as a central feature in the allotment area of Colwall Village Garden and have chosen a Black Mulberry tree to make a beautiful, as well as fruitful, centrepiece.”

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