Fruity addition to Sheldon Country Park

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Sheldon Country Park news

Friendsof Sheldon Country Park, local students and residents have helped prune the new fruit trees at Sheldon Country Park’s 26 tree community orchard as part of a free pruning workshop put on by Helping Britain Blossom.

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The pruning workshop was Helping Britain Blossom’s second event at Sheldon Country Park as they recently provided fruit trees and helped volunteers to plant a new 11 tree orchard – with cherry, plum, pear and apple trees – next to the farm.

Rob Tilling, Helping Britain Blossom project manager said: “Everyone learned a great deal about pruning. It’s important to come together at this time of year whatever the weather to prune the trees to ensure they bear a decent crop of fruit in the year ahead. The trees in the park have now been left in great condition for the coming season and will supply the community with fruit to enjoy. We…

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