The Mayor of Henley, Councillor Kellie Hinton and the Town Council are working with the community to create a community orchard on the green area between Paradise Road and Leaver Road. The first apple tree was planted in the orchard in November during National Tree Week.
The first community planting day is to be held on Saturday 20 January 2018 starting at 10am (subject to the weather e.g. ground not frozen) and residents are invited to come along and help. Spades will be provided but if you have one, please bring it along.
Marcus Militello, Henley Town Council’s Conservation Parks Warden who has been co-ordinating the planting said, “There will be 21 fruit trees in total, the intention is that these will all be going in on the 20 January. Eight of the trees will be apples, including the Oxfordshire local Blenheim Orange and there will be 13 other fruit trees including cherries, damsons, plums, medlars, pears, quince and crab apple. In addition to this, planting may start on an edible hedge comprising of approximately 100 plants on the same day but this is not definite at this point.”
Further planting dates will be announced on the Herald.
If you would like to help or find out more email Becky Walker firstname.lastname@example.org