Community orchard takes root
Our community orchard has taken root at Hampshire Farm Meadows, the new public open space next to the Redlands Grange housing development.
A total of around 50 residents from Emsworth and Westbourne joined to plant the first eight trees in November 2015. The orchard group of Greening Westbourne worked to complete the task and by February 2019 we had hit our target of 66 trees on this lovely site.
Local people have been keen to sponsor or adopt trees, often in memory of loved ones. There are still some available for adoption.
For details of how to adopt a tree, and for updates on the project, see our news section.
Our picture shows cub Katie Clarke, eight, and mum Tracy Clarke, from Emsworth, planting a tree with 1st Westbourne Scout group leader Derek Chaffer.