Words by Abi Scaife
A wonderful new floral project has launched, planting blossoming fruit trees all around Birmingham.
Tell me more.
The National Trust, a conservation charity, has donated 600 fruit trees to Birmingham, the first of which were planted this week along the number 11 bus route.
Why is this happening now?
Once upon a time, Birmingham was known as ‘the town ringed by blossom’ - this project hopes to make that moniker true once again.
According to the National Trust, Birmingham has lost 85% of its orchards since the 1900s, and it is hoped that this new push will promote biodiversity, food production and public health.
Plus, it will make Birmingham all the more beautiful when those blossoms begin to bloom.