We have two community orchards on our allotment site.
There is one at the ‘A’ end of the site (near Elmers’ End Road) and another in the centre of the site. Both have a mix of fruit trees including apple, quince and plum.
Orchards and biodiversity
Orchards provide the perfect habitat for insects, birds and fungi that live in fruit trees, feed from their blossom or just set up home in their old, decaying, hollow trunks.
You can read more about some wildlife that love orchards on The Orchard Project’s website