A Wrexham suburb has invited members of the community to attend and help plant a new community orchard with around 20 Welsh fruit trees. 

Funded by Rhosddu Community Council, a small community orchard is set to be planted at Ashfield Park this Sunday, January 15. 

The orchard will consist of about 20 fruit trees - pears, apples, damsons and cherries - that will be located within the fenced-off area of the park.

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Volunteers from Horticulture Wales and Incredible Edible Wrecsam are set to attend from 10.30am to plant the trees.

Organisers have indicated that everyone is welcome to attend to help, especially children. 

Due to the wet weather expected throughout this week organisers advise wearing clothes suitable for wet and muddy environments.

Those that have spare gardening equipment such as spades or forks are encouraged to bring these items along. 

The trees are all Welsh varieties, including the Bardsey apple, and will hopefully be producing a great crop for the community to enjoy for years to come. 

Cllr Marc Jones, Plaid Cymru councillor for Grosvenor, said: “I’m looking forward to joining with members of the community to plant these trees. It’s a long-term projects and I hope this orchard will outlive me and be bearing fruit well into the future.

“I’m particularly pleased that we’re planting heritage Welsh trees, some of them very rare. We’re making use of a derelict piece of land on Ashfield Park, which will enhance the area.”