Nature in Orchards
Orchards are important for a rich biodiversity of flora and fauna and in 2007 traditional orchards received UK Biodiversity Action Plan priority status in recognition of their importance to wildlife by Natural England.
Natural England is the government’s independent adviser on the natural environment. Established in 2006 NE’s work is focused on enhancing England’s wildlife and landscapes and maximising the benefits they bring to the public.
You can read more about the value of traditional orchards for wildlife in this advice note (attached at the bottom of this page) and if you are interested in creating or managing an orchard you may find other notes of interest on the Natural Enland website.