Memorial Orchard area at Mold Cemetery

L to R: Judith Wright of Keep Wales Tidy and Coleg Cambria tutor Anke Kadelka-Williams with Ben Breach-Cannon and Oscar Travis

Sleet and snow showers didn’t stop twelve Coleg Cambria students from planting fruit trees in the new Memorial Orchard area at Mold Cemetery. The orchard is part of the new cemetery extension that Mold Town Council is developing.

The twelve students are on the first year of a full time National Diploma in Engineering course at Coleg Cambria, and for many of them it was their first experience of planting fruit trees. There was plenty of help and advice on hand from their tutor Anke Kadelka-Williams, Judith Wright from Keep Wales Tidy, Flintshire County Council’s ecologist and woodland manager, and members of Cittaslow Mold, and Mold Town Council. The students worked hard to prepare the planting pits in, what is, a difficult area of the Cemetery with poor soil quality. They added some new soil and stakes before planting the bare rooted trees which were purchased by FCC from Pottles of Gorsedd, Holywell.

Andrea Mearns from Cittaslow Mold said, “FCC donated the fourteen standard size, decorative fruit trees as part of their Bee Friendly project. The trees should be a mass of blossom in the Spring, which will attract pollinating insects and provide fruit and nuts in the Autumn for birds.

“With various partners, like the Wild Flower and Footpath group, we are gradually developing green sites in Mold to make them more attractive, as well as improving them as wildlife habitats.”

To find out more or to get involved please phone Mold Town Council on 01352 758532.

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