Adopt an Orchard Tree

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Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree– Martin Luther King Jr.

 

Due to the overwhelming uptake since January, our Adopt an Orchard Tree scheme is now closed until September, 2021. We will take this time now to watch the wonderful trees bud and bloom over the summer, and give so much joy to all those travelling along the Blueway.

In 2017, we started planting apple trees to form a linear orchard along the river Suir. These trees were sponsored by local businesses and Clonmel Tidy Towns. In 2018, we opened the scheme to the general public and we now have over 100 trees in numerous locations. Now you can help to recreate the historic orchards of Clonmel by sponsoring and planting new apple and edible tree orchards.

Whether you are celebrating a special event, a beloved person far away or remembering a loved one, planting a tree is a special way to make a dedication whilst contributing to Clonmel’s public realm and improving the habitat of bees, insects and birds. Each tree has a durable plaque with name dedication and the apple variety inscribed upon it.

The cost is €75 per tree, including plaque and printable electronic certificate.

Drop us an email at clonmelapplefest@gmail.com for more information and we will get back to you promptly.

“Truly delighted to discover our tree in Clonmel. I can’t wait to come visit it again. Very special and thank you.” – Patsy Prior, tree sponsor.

As a frequent user of the Blueway, I’d like to commend the Applefest team for taking the initiative on this project, it’s a wonderful addition to the town” – Marian Thomas, tree sponsor.