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!
This practical guide outlines how The Orchard Project https://www.theorchardproject.org.uk/ plants orchards. It comprehensively details the equipment needed and methods required to successfully grow fruit trees, including tips for guarding newly planted trees against external damage.
Please note that site considerations and planning are covered in a separate resource ‘Things to Look Out for When Planning an Orchard’.
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.