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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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.

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Planting your Orchard

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’. 

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Diseases and Pests

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!

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Trees, Woods and the Green Man

Inspiring and creative designs for orchards.

www.englandinparticular.info/o...

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.  

www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qrJZW...

Royal Horticultural Society

The Royal Horticultural Society for expert advice, features, news and events on fruit growing.

www.rhs.org.uk

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