MACHYNLLETH'S Powys County Councillor, Michael Williams is urging people to donate a tree as the community group, Gerddi Bro Dyfi Gardens (GBDG) prepares to celebrate its10th anniversary.

Gerddi Bro Ddyfi Gardens (GBDG) will celebrate its 10th Anniversary in February 2019 and is planning a day of celebrations on Saturday, February 23.

Part of the celebrations include planting a new Community Orchard and gardens with edible wildlife hedge.

Cllr  Mike Williams has donated a tree to the Community Orchard and is urging people to get involved.

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Cllr Williams said: “I know that the group’s wonderful volunteers are delighted that the public have shown their support.

"The community orchard will be a great resource to promote healthy eating, particularly for our young people. I urge everyone to get involved."

Volunteer co-ordinator, Angela Paxton, said: "Many have already donated to the Community Orchard fund to buy new fruit and nut trees, as well as tree guards, ties and compost.

"Volunteers  have chosen trees for the orchard, which will be planted around the edge of the wildflower meadow, in the mini orchard, and the apothecary garden.

"There will be apple, damson, pear, plum, mulberry, fig and walnut trees. GBDG has also been granted a new wild edible hedge from the Woodland Trust.

“We are so grateful to all those who have donated to the new Community Orchard, which will improve the gardens for the benefit of all.