Newburgh Orchard Group
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Gerben de Vries
Apple Tree Pruning Demonstration and Practice, Community Orchard (next to School)
1 pm Sunday March 3rd
Learn how to prune apple trees in the Newburgh Community Orchard.
In early 2004, pupils from Newburgh Primary School planted eighty-
The new orchard includes six different types of eating and cooking apples, for example ‘Charles Ross’, ‘James Grieve’ and ‘Bramley Seedling’. It also contains varieties of pear, plum, damson, cherry and medlar. Some of the trees are unusual varieties but all are known to thrive in the area and are now part of a new generation of orchard planting.
The site is owned by Fife Council and the Fire Station who were granted consent to plant the orchard on ground under its management. Fife Council’s Development Services helped by providing trees and assistance. Seats of rustic design were created by two students from Elmwood College; both are residents of Newburgh.
The orchard was opened officially on October 8th 2004, with an address by Councillor Andrew Arbuckle and a procession of school children dressed as Benedictine monks, to commemorate the 800-
In March 2013 an Information and Notice Board was installed, part funded by Forestry Commission Scotland and Fife Council Area Budget. For photos of the Information panel click here