The first field above the church, Duke Orchard, will primarily be an orchard containing about 40 apple, pear, plum, cherry, damson and nut trees. Planting will start this winter and in time we hope it will look like this. There will be a firm path from Church Lane to a shelter with seating and a lovely view of the church. The grass between the trees will be left long in summer to encourage wild flowers to grow but with mown paths between the trees and additional seating areas.
The orchard is being planted in January. There will be an official opening once the weather is warmer and the trees are starting to grow. In the meantime, please don't go in the orchard unless you are a volunteer. To become a volunteer, please see: https://www.landulph.org.uk/landulph-orchard-green-archive.php?id=6
Steve Pearson shows us how to plant a fruit tree:
About 20 volunteers divided into groups and we planted 46 fruit trees (apples, pears and plums). Phillida provided a welcome tea break.
Descriptions of trees planted in Duke Orchard (pdf)
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