Natural England issues orchard guidance

Natural England has produced a series of guidance notes on different aspects of traditional orchard management.

The guides are designed to provide practical advice to land managers on how best to look after orchards in their care and are now available as PDFs on Natural England’s website and by following these links.

TIN012 - Traditional orchards: a summary
TIN013 - Traditional orchards: site and tree selection
TIN014 - Traditional orchards: planting and establishing fruit trees
TIN015 - Traditional orchards: an introduction to pruning
TIN016 - Traditional orchards: formative pruning of young trees
TIN017 - Traditional orchards: maintenance pruning
TIN018 - Traditional orchards: restoring and managing mature and neglected orchards
TIN019 - Traditional orchards: fruit tree health
TIN020 - Traditional orchards: orchards and wildlife
TIN021 - Traditional orchards: glossary

In 2007, traditional orchards received UK Biodiversity Action Plan priority status in recognition of their importance to wildlife.

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