Campbell Park Orchard Planting

Campbell Park Orchard Planting

Greenspace improvements through community activity

A day of orchard planting in Campbell Park was enjoyed by the whole community who worked together to plant apple and plum trees to make a beautiful orchard. When we arrived we scouted out the best location for the orchard and decided to plant in the middle of the park where the sunlight would be strongest to help them grow and bear fruit. Everyone got eally stuck in, donning gloves and with shovels in hand many planted there first ever tree.

Children were treated to a hula session where they learned how to hula hoop like a true professional! Food and drinks were also prepared for participants to enjoy, thirsty work for all involved, especially those who had a tough bit of turf to dig up.

The experience brought back some sentimental feelings for some participants who recalled the first time they planted a tree. And a new generation had their chance to plant their first ever trees, something that will stay with them forever as a happy and precious memory. Councillor Phil Doggart was in attendance and he planted a tree and took part in the community event that was organised by ELGT in conjunction with the Woodlands Avenue Revenue Association.

"I really enjoyed the occasion, it brought back some great memories of planting my first ever tree and this event has brought everyone together in the spirit of the community." Local resident

Outputs:

15 Trees planted, a mixture of apple and cherry trees

20 members of the local community were in attendance