Pupils from Lapford Primary School, Crediton, are creating a community orchard in their grounds, and parents and members of the local community will be invited to adopt a tree and enjoy its fruit in the future.
There will be 24 apple trees of local varieties including Tom Putt, Newton Wonder and Devonshire Quarrenden planted on an unused part of the school field.
The Ladford Horticultural Society has donated a Mazzard cherry tree and the school’s chair of governors, Sue Briant-Evans, has donated a crab apple.
The school received a grant from the Tree Council to help with the orchard, the first trees of which will be planted on Saturday, March 12.
Lapford is one of 65 schools and 40 community groups to share in grants totalling more than £55,000.
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