Tuesday, 9 October 2007

Abandoned apple tree in the town centre

This is a very a mature apple tree, it delights in the Spring with its blossom and produces an abundance of apples in the Autumn. No-one wants them, however, as the tree stands alone in a small patch of 'no man's land' surrounded by blackberry brambles. The land is on Radnor Street quite close to the town centre and is prime location for property development. Many of the local residents would like to see the land cleared and used for car parking as there are never enough parking spaces. At present, however, no-one can touch the land because nobody knows where the owner is - rumour has it, he lives in Australia. It is only a matter of time before the 'magic' apple-tree gets felled and the blackberry bushes cleared - until then, it continues to flourish - untended but not unloved.