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Traditional Orchard Survey

In order to save our traditional orchards, and the thousands of animals they support, we need to know where they remain and what condition they are in. Together with wildlife lovers like you we have been locating the traditional orchards of the UK for the last eight years.

Under current COVID rules, volunteers are allowed to contribute to a biodiversity survey, either individually, with their household/support bubble members, or with one other person from a different household whilst social distancing. You can find the latest Government advice here.

Locating traditional orchards is often problematic. Ordnance Survey (OS) maps do not tell us the age or condition of particular orchards, and many orchards are not marked at all, so we use aerial photographs to identify traditional orchards sites.

We need your help across England and Wales to visit these sites and tell us if they still exist and help gather additional information that enables us to assess their condition and protect them for future generations.

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