Orchard to be planted next to Tiverton Library

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TIVERTON — The Tiverton Tree Commission will plant a small community orchard later this month next to the town library parking lot off Bulgarmarsh Road.

Due to budget limitations, a few trees will be planted this spring with the intention of adding more trees in the future.

Connie Fleckenstein of the tree commission said that the trees to be planted (on a date to be determined) in late April include three apple trees, a peach tree and a crabapple.

Help is welcome from anyone willing to volunteer time with watering the trees. To lend a hand, contact Ms. Fleckenstein at 816-3735 or Connie.Justine3@gmail.com

The new orchard will be located not far from an orchard planted a few years ago at the Sandywoods neighborhood.

Community orchards are being planted across the United States in both cities and rural areas. Not for private profit, they are tended by volunteers from the community. Those volunteers keep some fruit for themselves and donate the rest to local food banks, church groups, senior citizens and wherever else it might be needed.

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