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Fayetteville Community Orchard Takes Root

Posted: February 24, 2014 at 5 a.m.

Klint Oxford, 5, right, helps friend Aron Shelton, both of Fayetteville, plant fruit trees Thursday to establish the first community orchard in Fayetteville at the Yvonne Richardson Community Center. The project is the result of a collaboration between Ames Orchard & Nursery and the city Parks and Recreation Department.

Residents, Parks and Recreation crews and students at the Prism Education Center planted the city's first community orchard last week at the Yvonne Richardson Community Center.

At A Glance

Trees

Community members planted 12 apple, pear and pecan trees outside the Yvonne Richardson Community Center this week. Tree varieties are:

Pear

• Korean giant

• Magness

• Maxine

• Potomac

• Shinko Asian

Apple

• Arkansas black

• Williams’ pride

• Pristine

Pecan

• Kanza

• Pawnee

Source: Staff Report

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