Tree donation for school

Strathburn Primary School pupils with Morrisons Community Champion, Amber Dines, and the new tree
Strathburn Primary School pupils with Morrisons Community Champion, Amber Dines, and the new tree
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Morrisons Inverurie has donated a British apple tree to Strathburn Primary school for them to plant and grow their own apples.

The three-year-old British apple tree sapling was delivered to pupils at the school by Morrisons Community Champion, Amber Dines, on Friday, November 18.

The traditional British apple tree will take 10 years to grow to full maturity.

When mature, it will be four metres tall and will grow enough apples to feed a full class of over 30 Strathburn school’s pupils - at Autumn harvest time.

Amber, Community Champion at Morrisons Inverurie said: “We hope our British apple tree will be a lovely addition to Strathburn school’s playground.

“We hope that the children will enjoy watering, pruning and looking after it whilst it grows - and that it bears much fruit for Strathburn school pupils for many years to come.”

Morrisons sells 500 million apples every year.

It stocks over 26 varieties of British apples during the British season.

Uniquely, Morrisons owns its own apple grading and packing site in Northamptonshire and works with over 20 of British growers year-round.

In season, Morrisons also sells British apple trees in its in-store garden centres.