King Charles III Community Orchard, Hayle Recreation Ground:
Recent tree surveys identified several diseased and damaged trees in Hayle Recreation Ground which were consequently removed. However, in keeping with the Town Council’s policy to replace any trees taken down, our gardening/maintenance works team with the support of the Mayor and Town Councillors have taken the first steps to creating a community orchard. The first 6 fruit trees were planted on Friday 6th May 2023 to mark the coronation of King Charles III.
The trees have been planted to help increase the biodiversity of the town and are part of a long-term plan to establish a wildflower area here.
The orchard can be found adjacent to the tennis courts in Hayle Recreation Ground. There is no vehicular access into the orchard, but there is parking outside the play area.
The orchard is obviously in its infancy and will require careful maintenance and pruning to allow the trees to thrive and, in time, to provide sufficient fruit for the community to pick and utilise. Our gardening and maintenance team will look to make further improvements to the area in the coming months/years, with the potential for more trees and improved access.
If members of the public and or community groups wish to either plant or donate further trees, please liaise with the Town Council Office and arrangements can be made.