Wessex Water have today planted 20 fruit trees on the west side of the Wilderness area bordering Henbury Road.
This planting is part of the enhancement and re-instatement works that Wessex Water are undertaking around Saltmarsh Drive, Lawrence Weston and Henbury and Crow Lane following the major flood relief sewer work previously carried out in the area.
The species list is: -,
Apple: Red Devil (2), Winston, Ellison Orange, Greensleeves, Lord Derby, Bromley Seeding (2), Bountiful, Laxton’s Fortune, Laxtons Superb, Fiesta Bush, One unspecified.
Cider Apple: Dabinett.
Gage: Old Green, Early Transparent
All the trees will be protected with mesh guards early in the New Year. And five Hawthorn trees will also be planted then.
There is a 1 year maintenance plan on these, that any deaths will be replaced, although this does not account for vandalism etc, only natural deaths. Then this would be passed on to BCC or ourselves if we are so motivated.
There is a large amount of interesting information about Henbury and Brentry accessible through this link. It was compiled by Marianna Georgiou and we owe her a debt of gratititude for all the work involved
In 2007 Geoffrey Jones carried out an informal survey to evaluate to what extent decisions on planning applications where influenced by the subject buildings being in Henbury Conservation Area.
The document available by clicking here contains a brief historical description of the Henbury area, history of conservation area legislation and the setting up of Henbury Conservation Area and the survey itself. The Survey is not comprehensive in that it does not deal with all applications in the conservation area and it, necessarily, reflects the findings of the author.
It contains a number of excellent photos and is well worth a study.