Nine wild cherry trees have been planted in City Recreation Ground running alongside the pathway leading to the play area.
These trees are native to the UK and will provide an attractive white blossom display in the spring each year and, when pollinated, will produce edible cherries, adding to the existing apple and plum orchard at the recreation ground.
Newbury Town Council have provided the trees as part of an improved programme of tree planting in the Parish and is committed to local environmental improvement projects, such as this, as part of its strategy.
Cllr Adrian Edwards, Leader of the Council said, “We have recently asked local people for their views for the enhancement of the recreation ground and ideas on how the area can be improved upon. We are looking forward to discussing the results of the consultation at the Town Council’s Community Services Meeting on 11 March 2019. In the meantime, these additional trees should further enhance the attractiveness of the City Recreation Ground”.