Posted: Sat 21st Jan 2023

Rhosddu residents come together to plant community orchard for people living in or visiting the Wrexham area
This article is old - Published: Saturday, Jan 21st, 2023

A local councillor has thanked Rhosddu residents for helping to create a new community orchard.

Members of the public recently came together to plant trees on a derelict part of Ashfield Park, behind Wrexham’s tennis centre.

The orchard has apples, pears, damsons, plums and cherry trees that are all Welsh heritage stock.

They include rare varieties such as the Bardsey apple and Denbigh plum, which have been cultivated by Ian Sturrock of Bangor.

The trees were funded by Rhosddu Community Council.

Cllr Marc Jones, Plaid Cymru member for Grosvenor ward, said: “It was great to see so many young people come to help plant the trees.

“The idea was to plant trees that are manageable and will produce a crop that anyone can enjoy.

“I hope the children who were involved in the planting will enjoy the fruits of their labour long after us oldies have left the scene.

“I’m also grateful to Horticulture Wales and Incredible Edible Wrecsam who assisted in the work and provided stakes to secure the trees. It was a real team effort and I’ll look forward to seeing how the community orchard develops.”

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