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July 05, 2020 - Express & Star

UK: Fruit trees plan for Wolverhampton neighbourhood

UK: Fruit trees plan for Wolverhampton neighbourhood
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A district in Wolverhampton is looking to reintroduce community orchards to its neighbourhood, as a way of encouraging local residents to get their ‘five-a-day’.

Up until recent years, most farms, country houses and suburban gardens had their own fruit trees, which dwindled with the development of roads and houses and the import of cheap fruits from abroad.

The idea of community orchards is still very popular in Scandinavian countries such as Norway, and now a leading city councillor is spearheading a campaign to bring them to his ward of Blakenhall.

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