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Community orchard for Burgess Pit

A daily visitor to Boston's Burgess Pit was first to discover a budding fruit orchard which had appeared overnight.

The dog walker, who enjoys a stroll in the park every day with his pet, found a corner planted up with 11 trees as the first phase of a planned community orchard.

Boston Town Area Committee arranged for plum, pear, apple and cherry tree varieties to be planted and members are keen that residents help themselves to the fruit when it ripens. The dog walker gave that idea a big thumbs-up.

Nor forgetting the wildlife, crab apple and mountain ash trees have also been planted to provide food for birds.

The committee said following visits to all of our green areas and open spaces last year this is the first of many improvements to make these areas more user-friendly and inviting.

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