Two new trees will be bearing fruit at The Eden Project thanks to a Newquay company.
As part of a Cornwall-wide planting programme, an apple tree has been planted in the orchard area of the Eden pit, located centrally next to the ice-rink, and a pear tree is due to be planted in an orchard in Eden’s outer estate, thanks to specialists Treescape.
The family-run business has also given trees to schools as part of its aim to plant fruit trees around Cornwall.
The donation to Eden follows National Tree Week, organised by the Tree Council.
Don Murray, Eden’s head of horticulture, said: “We’re grateful to Treescape for the donation of these fruit trees and we hope they will both thrive at Eden. Treescape are doing great work around Cornwall, donating fruit trees and showcasing the beautiful products that can be made with wood.”
Victoria Golay, co-owner of Treescape, said: “Treescape believes in the long term sustainability of wood, from the felling of a tree to a hand finished piece of furniture. We are so pleased that the Eden Project are taking the initiative to support us, helping us to achieve our aspiration of planting more fruit trees in and around Cornwall.”
The apple tree is of the Reverend W Wilks variety, while the pear tree is a Doyenne Du Comice. Both are two years old and approximately a metre in height. They will likely reach 4m to 5m by the time they are fully grown.