Native treesfor royal park

PUBLISHED: 14:57 08 April 2009 | UPDATED: 16:28 25 August 2010

AN ORCHARD is due to be planted in a park to promote sustainable living.

AN ORCHARD is due to be planted in a park to promote sustainable living.

An area in the northern part of Greenwich Park will be used to plant native apple trees that will be partly maintain ed by residents, volunteers and school children.

Children from The John Roan, Plumstead Manor and Christ Church, Crommerell Street presented ideas for the site to Mark Carmley, chief executive of the Royal Parks, on Tuesday.

Park manager Derrick purr said: "The Orchard Project offers school students and local residents the chance to get actively involved in horticulture and to learn about sustainability."

The orchard would be open to the public at certain times and is expected to be open in 2010.

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