On Tuesday Malcolm delivered a very special gift to the Trent Young’s Endowed School’s Gardening Group. The Apple (Malus) Tom Putt tree which is an old English dual purpose apple tree is thought to have been named after the Reverend Thomas Putt of Trent who served the parish 200 years ago, so we thought it would be the perfect gift to help these enthusiastic young gardeners celebrate National Tree Week.

It is understood that this is one of only three Tom Putt apple trees growing in Trent today, even though it has grown widely in the south west for hundreds of years. We really hope the children manage to yield a great crop from this tree in years to come and begin to revive the heritage of the tree’s links with the village.