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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Care guide for newly planted 2 year old trees

The information in this care guide is based on YMCA North Staffordshire's experience with creating an orchard as part of the FFC project.  They planted 2 year old fruit trees, so Year 1 in the guide is effectively Year 3 in the life of the tree.

With correct after care and maintenance, fruit trees will produce healthy quantities of fruit for everyone to enjoy.

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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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Good practice for hardwood cuttings of herbs

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National Orchard Network

A comprehensive UK-wide resource for finding out about the wildlife that thrives within our orchards, the issues that surround their conservation, and ways that you can get involved

www.orchardnetwork.org.uk/

People’s Trust for Endangered Species

The People’s Trust for Endangered Species are compiling a national survey of traditional  orchards as part of  the biodiversity action plan – a great way to make your project part of a national initiative, plus information on other orchards in your area.

www.ptes.org/index.php?cat=95

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