Tree Planting

On Sunday 3rd February, armed with spades, hammers, staple and nails the volunteer members of the Conderton and Overbury Community Orchard met on a bright and sunny morning to plant the trees.






Despite enduring the wettest January on record, we were blessed with a beautiful Winters day, with blue skies and the sun shining. Having said that Overbury Farms had the mission  of collecting the trees the previous day. Walcot Organic Nursery at Drakes Broughton has had its own flooding issues to cope with, as the picture here demonstrates. However we got there in the end and collected the trees successfully.



Our aim for the day was to plant 41 trees in the Conderton Orchard which is being restored with help from our Higher Level Stewardship Scheme. Despite the wet soil we cracked on with planting a mixture of eating and cider apples.



Eating varieties such as:

Blenheim Orange

Cox's Orange Pipin

Worcester Pearmain

And cider varieties such as:

Ten Commandments

Harry Master's Jersey


It was great to see the progress across the orchard and by 12 o'clock the job was done!

We are all due to return on Sunday 16th February to prune the trees we planted in the previous two years.  It is a great opportunity to see the fruits of our previous years labour growing.

It is not to late to get involved. Simply call COCO Secretary Emma Taite 725 087.

You can see more photos on the Overbury Estate Facebook page.