Campaign to fill town’s gardens with fruit trees


GREAT Sankey resident Michael Sheridan-Warburton has launched a mutual aid tree planting scheme with the aim of filling Warrington’s gardens with fruit trees.

He hopes to encourage the planting of fruit trees in the private gardens of Warrington, and then to use a central pot of money made up of donations to buy trees for the less fortunate/able — the disabled, the overworked/underpaid, the very young or very old.

Michael said: “We’re all hearing lots in the news about carbon-absorbing tree-planting schemes. But this one’s a little different.

“The premise is simple. This winter, as many of our town’s residents as possible plant a fruit or nut tree of their choice. They then match the cost of that tree with a donation to this central pot, which will be used to distribute a suitable fruit tree to any Warringtonian who emails in and asks for one — up to one tree per household.

“The goal is to fill Warrington’s gardens with fruit trees — without leaving out those who lack the time, spare cash or know-how to plant a tree themselves.

“I’ll make sure all the donated trees are suitable for each household, arrange for their delivery and make sure every penny is spent on the campaign — I’ve put in £50 to start off the pot!

“For the sake of a few quid, we can plant trees that will give fruit to Warrington’s people for decades. At the very least, our grandchildren will have something to remember us by!”
Email in now to request your tree at

Meanwhile donations can be made online at
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