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.
Advice sheet for local varieties of fruit
Selecting varieties that have originated from, or are local to your own county, many of which may be less well known, can be an interesting exploration of local heritage.
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.
London Orchard Project - Fruit in Motion
Watch the London Orchard Project's new video, documenting their work to promote orchards and fruit trees across the city. Working with Londoners to plant and harvest apple, pear and plum trees, the video provides inspiration for helping us all to rediscover the pleasure of eating home-grown fruit.
Slow Food UK
A Perry tree can live up to 350 years but what use is this if we don't engage in the reason for the tree being there, understand the land that it stands on and what it can offer us as a community. Slow Food UK is using it's greatest asset, over 50 local groups who are reaching out to the community through their Orchard Project, bringing together communities to ensure the knowledge of our heritage fruit varieties is passed on to the next generation. The first stage of the project is an online survey on the Slow Food UK website to record what you already know about your area.