VOLUNTEERS and town councillors planted five apple trees on Lion Green in a project initiated, funded and facilitated by Haslemere Town Council.

Throughout the morning more than 20 people pitched in to help – with passers-by who stopped to ask what was going on impressed by the initiative. The trees are heritage varieties and will take a few years to bear fruit.

Wildflowers will be allowed to grow beneath the community orchard and a bench is set to be installed in the near future.

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