Couple plant tree to mark anniversary

Putting down roots: Jenny, Johnny and baby Jack Cole help at the Owlthorpe Wild Orchard.
Putting down roots: Jenny, Johnny and baby Jack Cole help at the Owlthorpe Wild Orchard.
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A COUPLE marked their fifth wedding anniversary by planting an apple tree in a community orchard in Sheffield.

New mum Jenny Cole and her husband Johnny, joined by their baby son Jack, marked their ‘wood’ anniversary by adding a tree to the Owlthorpe Wild Orchard.

Jenny and Johnny had made a donation to the South Yorkshire Forest ‘Gift that Grows’ scheme, which offers people the chance to plant a tree to mark a special event, birthday or loved one.

A further 12 trees were funded by a £2,000 grant from The Green Bond to the Owlthorpe Local and Natural History Group.

The trees had been grafted by community volunteers from Owlthorpe who visited Beighton Orchard earlier this year.

They were then planted by volunteers in an event organised by Sheffield Council and which was supervised by the Sheffield Landscape Trust.

The total number of fruit trees now planted since 2009 in Owlthorpe Wild Orchard stands at 35.