YMCA Humber's hugely ambitious fruit tree planting project re-kindled a passion for the outdoors in one of it's young residents, Josh Dean. Josh played an enormously pivotal role in the development of the orchard and successfully pitched for significant funding for a solar powered irrigation system.
Fruit trees make fantastic homes for lots of wildlife, although not all of it will be welcome! Keep your eyes open and check your trees regularly for signs of any problems. This is particularly important when the trees are young since an early infestation of diseases and pests can cripple the trees and they won’t establish well.
This comprehensive resource features an at-a-glance identification guide to some common fruit tree and plant problems. Beware...there are many more!
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.