Army Cadets and Caistor In Bloom team up for orchard planting

Caistor In Bloom planting with Caistor Army Cadets
Caistor In Bloom planting with Caistor Army Cadets

A community orchard is continuing to grow thanks to the helping hands of army cadets and community volunteers.

Peter Sanderson, new Tree Warden for Caistor and Chairman of Sustainable Caistor, was on hand to offer Caistor in Bloom volunteers and Caistor Army Cadets advice and help on planting 30 new rowan trees at Jubilee Community Orchard.

This scheme was part of National Tree Planting Week, which runs from Saturday November 23 to December 1.

Peter demonstrated the way to plant and protect the small whips which will grow quite quickly to become a really colourful part to our wildlife hedge.

Marie Fisher from Caistor Army Cadets said: “This has been a useful exercise in helping the cadets earn points for their community participation badges as well as being educational and helping the wildlife thrive.”

The group were awarded with a tree planting certificate from The Woodland Trust, which provided the trees along with Caistor in Bloom.

Caistor in Bloom’s next event is Saturday November 30 when the group will be giving the Congregational Churchyard a winter tidy up.