Rupert Matthews Police and Crime Commissioner for Leicestershire met with Julie our Sheepy Tree Warden on the 12th May 2022 and planted a tree in Sheepy Glade as part of the National Trust’s campaign; ‘Plant a Tree for the Jubilee’.
The tree planted is a James Grieve (Malus) apple tree. James Grieve is an old variety of apple. It gets its name from its breeder, James Grieve, who raised the apple from pollination of a Pott’s Seedling or a Cox’s Orange Pippin apple in Edinburgh, Scotland some time before 1893. (Malus are small to medium –sized deciduous trees with showy pretty flowers in Spring and edible fruit in Autumn.)