Scattered widely through the Follaton Arboretum are groves of nut trees planted as a transition initiative since 2007, and a fruit orchard with apple, pear and plum trees, planted in 2012. These groves of young fruit and nut trees stand among a few old and mature nut trees, as well as younger plantings of native trees established by the volunteers of Trees for Health.
On the first Sunday of each quarter (Sept, Dec, Mar, June) from 2pm-4pm we will be tending the Arboretum Orchard and Nut Groves or the fruit and nut trees at the nearby Follaton Town Cemetery. The sessions follow on from the regular morning sessions in the Forest garden. The session activities vary throughout the seasons and include summer and winter pruning, clearing round the trees, mulching and attending to the trees as needed. We are currently looking for someone to take on the coordination of this site. If you're interested, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01803 867358.
October's event has been carried over from September, as the weather was too atrocious for us to continue!