Basildon Council's arboriculture team has planted 10 fruit trees on an allotment plot in Wickford to create a community orchard for plot holders.

Basildon Council Technical Services Officer, Kathy Kramer and Councillor David Harrison planting one of the new fruit trees at Wickford allotmentsThe apple, pear, plum and green gage trees were planted today (Monday 24 February).

Chairman of the Neighbourhoods and Public Spaces Committee Councillor David Harrison said: "This is an excellent use of an unproductive plot and will be of great benefit to plot holders at Wickford allotments. The trees will provide dessert apples, cooking apples, pears, plums and green gages."


Published on Monday 24 February 2020