Don't miss a story sign up to Sidmouth Herald's FREE daily newsletter CLICK HERE

Rare tree stolen from Sidmouth

17:14 10 March 2014

Set in delightful grounds, the headquarters of EDDC at Knowle. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref shs 7701-15-12SH. To order your copy of this photograph go to www.sidmouthherald.co.uk

Set in delightful grounds, the headquarters of EDDC at Knowle. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref shs 7701-15-12SH. To order your copy of this photograph go to www.sidmouthherald.co.uk

Archant

A rare Medlar fruit tree belonging the the Sidmouth Arboretum group was stolen from the grounds of EDDC’s Knowle offices over the weekend (March 8/9).

The Medlar tree was part of a collection of interesting fruit trees donated by a private local benefactor to the Sidmouth Arboretum Group and was due to be planted in a new community fruit orchard in Sidmouth.

The two-metre high tree, in a 15 litre pot and worth around £100 is a relatively uncommon species these days but the fruit was popular for jam and jelly making in Tudor times. The thief ignored some more common species being held prior to planting at Knowle so is likely to have specialist gardening knowledge.

If anyone has any information regarding the location of this tree could they contact either the Sidmouth Arboretum group or EDDC Parks Officer, Mark Pollard on 01395 516551

0 comments

Other News Stories

Yesterday, 17:37

Festive cheer filled the air in Ottery St Mary as crowds gathered for the town’s annual Christmas lights switch-on and late-night shopping event.

Read more
Yesterday, 17:00

Traders decked the streets and welcomed in shoppers with mince pies and mulled wine as late-night shopping returned to Sidmouth.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:30

Reported crime in Sidmouth was down marginally last month compared to November 2015.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:54

Reported crime in Ottery fell in November - with police recording 23 incidents, compared to 26 for the same period last year.

Read more
Yesterday, 14:14

‘Their views are vital in creation of Neighbourhood Plan’

Read more
Yesterday, 14:03

Spectators of all ages contributed to mosaic that captures excitement of race day

Read more
Yesterday, 12:02

Civic leaders are ‘delighted’ to have received three tenders from firms interested in working on the Port Royal project.

Read more
Yesterday, 07:27

A Sidmouth family is appealing for residents to part with their unwanted clothes to raise money for a guinea pig rescue home.

Read more
Wed, 16:47

Plans for a 100-acre quarry – which will see up to 86 lorries a day using one of Ottery’s busiest roads – have been branded ‘sheer madness’.

Read more
Wed, 14:39

‘It is one of the nastiest poisons there is and can cause seizures and kidney failure within days’

Read more

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 12°C

min temp: 11°C

Most Read News

Useful Links

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Competitions
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Sidmouth Herald e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Local business directory

Devon's trusted business finder

Show Job Lists


Find planning applications