Welcome

Welcome to the East of England Apples and Orchards Project. Please click More details for hints on how to use this website.
 

Contact Us

We are always delighted to hear from individuals or organisations interested in our heritage of orchard fruit. Please do make contact with us.  More details  ...
 

Links for orchard management, protection and planning

Here are some websites of National organisations.
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Heritage Fruit Trees

To assist conservation, we sell local variety fruit trees for small or large scale plantings.  Our 2015-16 tree catalogue of the named varieties from all of the seven counties in our region covers over 240 varieties of apples, pears, plums and cherries.
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Sponsor a Tree

If you would like to support our newly planted EAST OF ENGLAND FRUIT COLLECTION, you might like to consider becoming a Sponsor of a tree for one or more years.
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Practical work

Winter Workshops 2015-16

Our winter workshops provide an opportunity to learn or refresh your knowledge of practical orchard skills, such as pruning and training techniques.
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Becoming a member

Become a member and you’ll be helping to make sure the region’s heritage of orchards and orchard fruits survive for the future.
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Newsletter Archive

Our newsletters provide members with a treasure chest of fascinating information.  We are making all our past issues available to everyone interested in orchards and their conservation.
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Our purpose

East of England Apples and Orchards Project (EEAOP), a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee, is working to ensure a future for local orchard fruits and orchards.
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Support new Essex heritage orchard

Donations are invited to assist volunteers create a new community orchard at the Essex Wildlife Trust’s Langdon Hills Nature Reserve near Basildon. For further details and how you can donate to this exciting project follow the link below.
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Biodiversity

All orchards benefit wildlife in some way, either as a food source or as a home, or both.
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Orchard Fruits in the East of England

With a temperate climate arising from latitudes around 52 degrees north of the equator close to the moderating influence of the North Sea and on the drier side of England, the low-lying countryside of East of England is well placed for the cultivation of apples, pears, cherries, plums and gages.
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Legal Protection for Orchards

Our region is losing both old traditional orchards and young commercial ones through a combination of three main factors: replacement with arable crops, redevelopment for housing or industry and neglect or abandonment.
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Grant aid for orchards

It may be possible to attract grant aid for some orchard activity.
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