Traditional Orchards- Advice

Natural England

The term traditional orchard generally refers to extensively managed groups of fruit and nut trees planted on vigorous rootstocks at low densities in permanent grassland. Widely distributed across England, they include apple, pear, cherry, plum and damson orchards and cobnut plats. This information note provides a summary of the key information contained in the series of Natural England Technical Information Notes on traditional orchards and a list of orchard related organisations and bibliography. Other information notes in the series provide guidance on various aspects of traditional orchards and their management.

Orchards East has been supporting the recording of ancient orchards and helping communities plant new Community Orchards…here’s an example from Cambridgeshire…

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