They also offer opportunities for linking with related community activity, linking with schools and raising awareness of the public generally of the long history and culture of fruit growing.
The contribution to the landscape has been under threat as traditional orchards decline in economic importance and orchard fall out of active management regimes. However, over the past few years, interest in orchards has begun to grow and some new owners with an interest in growing fruit have begun to revive old orchards.
We provide expertise in helping orchard owners with support to replant and maintain orchards and to those seeking to revive and restore the orchard landscape through establishing a viable orchard resource.
Support plans include
- Remedial pruning
- Removal of shadowing non-fruit trees
- Stump removal
- Sward cutting regime
- Mulching and feeding programme
- Planting recommendations
- Recording and tagging of trees
- Pest and disease control
- Shelter belt planting
- Propagation of notable existing varieties
If you would like advice then please register with the dedicated Advice Hub. You can register with by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. The Advice Hub costs just £10 a year.
When you have registered and are ready to ask a question, you can do so by email, and depending on the query, you will be answered via email and, if the query requires, there will be a follow-up phone call, so please make sure you give your phone contact details when asking your question. You will also be sent a link to our FAQ’s.
If you would like Graham to visit your garden/land and provide expert advice and support in person, please contact him directly at email@example.com