On Wednesday 4th November we were pleased to welcome Professor János Apostol from Hungary to the Park to look at the Cherry Trees and the replacement programme. Professor Apostol is an expert in the cultivation of cherry trees.

Professor János Apostol visits Bradiburn Valley Park

Professor János Apostol visits Bradiburn Valley Park

He was accompanied by his partner and son as well as Ian Triall the consultant who arranged the visit. Professor Apostol discussed some of the issues around the replanting of the cherry tree trefoil with the tree wardens. The various fungal diseases that affect this species of tree was also talked about. It is hoped that the link with the Hungarian fruit growing institute will be maintained as the tree replacement programme continues over the coming years.