Exeter set to get new community orchard
Published: 19 November 2021
A new community orchard is set to be created in Exeter, the City Council has revealed.
The orchard will be planted at Library Fields, Pinhoe, early next year, providing fruit for the local community and a place for people to come together and be involved in activities such as pruning and apple days.
Exeter City Council has been working on the initiative with community builder Ebbie Peters, local councillors and residents.
The orchard will become part of the ‘Queen’s Green Canopy’, celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022.
Cllr David Harvey, Lead Councillor for City Management, said: “Orchards make a valuable contribution to wildlife and biodiversity, because of the wide range of flora and fauna that they support.
“But this is about more than that, it’s about bringing the community together in an attractive open space that can be shared and enjoyed for years and generations to come.”
Trees for the project are being donated by Saving Devons Treescapes. To find out more about the Devon Wildlife initiative go to their website at https://www.devonwildlifetrust.org/what-we-do/our-projects/saving-devons-treescapes