Introduction

The sustainability and harvest capacity of orchards very much depends on the quality and regularity of the care given to them over a number of years.  For advice on how to do this, please click here to discover downloadable ideas and resources

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Design, create and maintain outdoor mosaics

Outdoor mosaics can add interest and colour to your orchard project.  During Year 1 of the Fruit-full Communities project, they proved a therapeutic art activity at some YMCA sites, focussing meaning on particular events in the life of the residents. This short practical guide offers tips and advice on how to create a sustainable, weather-proof outdoor mosaic.

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Harvesting & storing fruit

Top tips for apple & pear harvest and storage.  If you have more fruit than you can store, try using an apple press and get juicing!

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Bare root trees - handling and planting tips

We want your trees to be well planted and perform well, and hope that the following tips will guide you in the handling, storage, planting and aftercare.

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National Orchard Forum

Networking site for local orchard groups which is helpful to find out if there is one near you.  They often hold training workshops and events and are a great way of networking, sharing ideas and equipment.

www.nat-orchard-forum.org.uk

Trees, Woods and the Green Man

Inspiring and creative designs for orchards.

www.englandinparticular.info/o...

YouTube: Art in Apple Tutorial

Video about apple carving.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5L8MH...

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