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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Choosing what to grow - shape and size

Advice and information to help you choose the right size and shape of tree.  The characteristics of different types of rootstocks and tree form descriptions for apple and pear varieties.

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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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How to get the local community involved in your event

By making your orchard accessible and welcoming to others by coordinating seasonal events, you will help to ensure its long term sustainability; the more people invested in the space, the more chance the orchard will be cared for and valued for the long term.

This resource is packed with useful & fun suggestions from FFC partner The Orchard Project who have huge experience in community participation.  From wassailing to summer picnics, there are plenty of ideas to get your event going!

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More downloads

Good practice for hardwood cuttings of herbs

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YouTube: Art in Apples Show

YouTube video about apple carving

www.youtube.com/watch?v=riZt4A...

Trees, Woods and the Green Man

Inspiring and creative designs for orchards.

www.englandinparticular.info/o...

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