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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How to choose your trees

Selecting the right trees is key to a successful orchard. These are the trees that will be here for decades to come and trees don’t like being moved.  
By picking trees that are suited to your site conditions and varieties that have high pest and disease resistance, you are less likely to have to resort to chemical use to protect your trees. So what are the key considerations for orchard tree selection?

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Case study Year 1: Building connections in the community

One of the main reasons why YMCA centres got involved in this project was to influence community perception of the YMCA residents and this project at YMCA North Tyneside has definitely achieved that.

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Growing fruit trees in containers

Generally speaking, if you want to plant a tree in a container for a long time, choose or build the biggest container you can get away with.

The Orchard Project share their wide knowledge of the conditions required to grow healthy fruit trees in restricted areas.

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Golberz

Amazing huge artworks produced from apples at a Swedish Apple Market.

www.golberz.com/2010/01/turnin...

Royal Horticultural Society

The Royal Horticultural Society for expert advice, features, news and events on fruit growing.

www.rhs.org.uk

YouTube: Art in Apple Tutorial

Video about apple carving.

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

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