Nightingale park planting
Nightingale Park
Planting John Standish at Byrons Pools
Byrons Pools

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you to all the volunteers

who turned up to help plant at the Trumpington Community College, Byrons Pools, King George V playing fields, Anstey Way, Nightingale Park, Emprty Common and on the Busway. We had a very successful weekend planting 78 trees in total. For more photographs of the four days please see the Gallery Page. Future events are planned fro Spring 2017 and we will be in touch with everyone in advance

The Busway at Trumpington Park and Ride.

Volunteers after planting Grantonian apple tree
Volunteers after planting Grantonian apple tree alongside the Busway at Trumpington Park and Ride.

For the third season we continued our apple tree planting along the route of the Busway. This year we planted eight trees close to the beginning of the Busway Route at Trumpington Park and Ride. The Busway is a key route into the city centre and is key to our planting. As land becomes accessible, we intend to extend the planting along it’s route. Over the weekend we had fantastic help from young volunteers as part of a Cambridge educational scheme. Their enthusiasm and commitment kept us all smiling.

Six Kings on Anstey Way

King Byred Anstey Way
King Byred Anstey Way

Six apple trees with a variety name beginning with the title of ‘king’ have been planted along Anstey Way, leading to the Foster Road Estate and the King George V playing fields. As a matter of interest, one of the varieties is in fact called King George V.

Planting at Empty Common allotments and Community garden

Community Garden volunteers planting the apple trees
Community Garden volunteers planting the apple trees
two young volunteers at Empty Common
two young volunteers at Empty Common

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With the help of several allotment holders, volunteers at the Community Garden as well as several new project volunteers we met through the Apple day at the Botanical gardens, we extended the project planting at Empty Common, adding a further fourteen apple trees. Planted at the entrance to Empty Common, in two allotments next to Hobson’s Brook and in land cleared along the waterway, what was especially pleasing was to see people of all ages being involved. A particular thanks to Charlotte Synge for bringing together all the volunteers and for her knowledge, experience and commitment.

West View Seedling - Empty Common
West View Seedling – Empty Common

Apple trees at Nightingale Park

Volunteers at Nightingale Park
Volunteers at Nightingale Park

The Cambridge community Collection project extended it’s boundaries to include planting for the first time at Nightingale Park. The response and numbers of volunteers that came to help was fantastic. We managed to plant eight trees this autumn but we aim to add to the planting over the next few years. Thank you to all the volunteers for your tremendous support!

Kent of Malling - Nightingale Park
Kent of Malling – Nightingale Park
Nightingale park planting
Nightingale park planting

Twelve ‘ladies’ at King George V playing fields

Planting Lady-Lambourne
Planting Lady-Lambourne

Twelve apple trees which are all named after ladies have been planted at the King George V playing fields in Trumpington. Eight of the trees have been planted as a ‘circle’ in an area of wildflower planting behind the children’s playing area and a further four have been planted alongside the tennis courts. Thank you to the many volunteers who came to help.

 

New trees at Byrons Pools

Planting John Standish at Byrons Pools
Planting John Standish at Byrons Pools
Planting Isaac Newtons Tree, Byrons Pools
Planting Isaac Newtons Tree, Byrons Pools

 

 

 

 

 

 

¬† ¬†Five additional apple trees have been planted at Byron’s Pools to the four that were planted in 2014. The trees were all planted with the help of the Byron’s Pools volunteer group.

 

a day spent planting trees at the new Trumpington Community College

School volunteers planting a New Rock Pippin Trumpington Community College
School volunteers planting a New Rock Pippin Trumpington Community College
planting a Nanny Apple tree= Trumpington Community College
planting a Nanny Apple tree= Trumpington Community College

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Friday 18th November we were invited to speak at the school assembly about this project and following on from that, children at the school helped us plant twenty different varieties of apple tree along the edge of the playing fields and in the enclosed garden. Over the next few years we will help the school prune and nurture the trees as well as adding further trees to the collection around the school car parking area and sports hall.

planting a Noland Pippin in the enclosed garden at Trumpington Community College
planting a Noland Pippin in the enclosed garden at Trumpington Community College
planting Murfitt's Seedling, Trumpington Community College
planting Murfitt’s Seedling, Trumpington Community College

First Tree Planting

 

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The Cambridge Community Collection was launched with the first tree plantings taking place in Autumn 2014. Since then we have planted something approaching 100 different apple varieties in a number of locations on the south side of the city.

After a slow year last year with developers being slow to hand over public open spaces to the City Council, Expect this and future years to be very much more active.