Orchard News

  • Volunteers needed to survey orchards in Wales

    9 March 2012

    Do you have time to spare to help survey traditional orchards in your local area? The People's Trust for Endangered Species is looking for volunteers across Wales this year.

  • Help survey mistletoe for the Mistletoe League Project

    2 March 2012

    Take part in a survey about mistletoe (a parasite of tree branches) on fruit trees, which aims to gather useful information on management practice and attitudes, the harvest, and on any varietal preference.

  • British Wildlife

    11 November 2011

    Orchard wildlife article features in British Wildlife Magazine!

  • Community Orchard Guide

    12 September 2011

    A new, simple 'how to' guide for communities wanting to start up, share or save their own community orchards that could help reverse the national decline in traditional orchards has been published.

  • Grow your own community Orchard

    16 August 2011

    Fruitful Scotland community orchard starter pack and mixed heritage fuit trees suitable for Scotland.

  • Fruitful Schools, Scotland & England

    16 August 2011

    Grow your own orchard with Fruitful Schools school orchard kit and mixed fruit trees.

    Kits available include varieties both suitable for Scotland and England

  • The Community Orchards Handbook

    15 August 2011

    The Community Orchards Handbook shows groups and individuals how to start their own community orchard, from getting support, tackling legal issues and access to organising working parties and selling produce.

  • National Orchard Habitat Conference

    20 July 2011

    Read about the National Orchard Habitat Conference, Orchards - past, present and future took place at Homme House, Much Marcle on Wednesday 20th July.

    Orchards - past, present & future information

  • Keeping South Somerset Orchards Alive

    4 July 2011

    The Somerset Biodiversity Partnership will be 'Keeping South Somerset Orchards Alive' thanks to funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund, South Somerset District Council and Somerset County Council. The two year project will aim to reverse the decline in our traditional orchards and make them better habitats for wildlife.


  • New noble chafer discovery in Buckinghamshire

    29 June 2011

    The Noble Chafer, which is classified as vulnerable throughout the UK, has been re-discovered living in old plum tree orchard near Buckinghamshire’s border with Bedfordshire.

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