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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Fruit tree care

Caring for your fruit trees during establishment and once established, tips, ideas and advice.

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Case study Year 2: Supporting young people in their YMCA community

A case study that highlights the support given to a bereaved young couple during the development of an orchard at YMCA North Staffordshire.  Hard work and community spirit helped to alleviate the sense of loss felt by all connected to YMCANS.

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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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Tree Council

Free expert advice in looking after your orchard? The Tree Council have a wardens scheme with a national network of volunteers.

www.treecouncil.org.uk/?q=tree...

YouTube: Art in Apple Tutorial

Video about apple carving.

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

Good practice for hardwood cuttings of herbs

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