Orchards project in full swing
Mapping Orchards is an ambitious project attempting to
learn where the orchards of Central Scotland exist today.
As well as contacting orchard & community groups,
local authorities and other interested parties, the project
has been out on the road for September and October busy
attending Apple Day events from Ayrshire to the Lothians.
Traditional Orchards are now recognised as an important
resource for many reasons; for example heritage,
culture, biodiversity and local food. This project
will provide a firmer foundation for the regeneration
of orchards in Central Scotland.
Who is supporting the project?
The project is supported by Central Scotland Green
Network, together with NGOs, and national bodies.
What counts as an orchard?
As a minimum, at least six fruit trees are needed to
be considered as an orchard. Orchards are of interest
if they are young or old, urban or rural, private
or community spaces.
How can you help ?
If you know of an orchard - on a farm, in a private
garden, on an allotment - then visit the project
website www.mappingorchards.org.uk and do an Orchard
Form. Its quick and easy, and there is no need to
give personal data - its just the trees we're interested