Milton Creek Country Park
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Community Orchard

Thanks to a donation from a local building firm the Trust has been able to purchase 10 new fruit trees for the community orchard. These are traditional Kentish varieties of fruit trees grow by Brogdale.

As part of this project the existing trees, as well as all the new trees, will be getting substantial wire cages which will provide much better protection from the thriving rabbit population, marauding dogs and mowing machines.

Digging the holes for the new trees has revealed how poor the ground conditions are which could explain why some of the original trees have not thrived. The tree shelters have been repeatedly replaced but many have been removed allowing extensive damage to the lower part of the trunk causing a number of trees to die.



Orchard sign board Volunteers digging the planting hols New posts going in New tree has been planted New tree protection Established apple tree with new tree protection