the project in Wales
Following the completion of the Traditional Orchard inventory project in England, People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) has secured funding from Countryside Commission for Wales and the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, to extend the project into Wales.
Using aerial photographs and Ordnance Survey data, covering millions of hectares of Welsh towns and countryside, the project team will map traditional orchards, and enlist local volunteers to verify the findings and assess the condition of the orchards on the ground.
Over the next year, PTES will deliver a comprehensive national inventory in Wales, due for completion at the end of 2012, that incorporates the condition, age, boundaries and management status of each traditional orchard. This will underpin the conservation of this threatened habitat, as well as raise awareness about the importance of traditional orchards in the Welsh landscape.
how to get involved
If you own an orchard or can tell us about an orchard you know, such as a community orchard, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 7498 4533 for more details. We also need volunteers to survey their local area. Find out more about volunteering here or email email@example.com or call on the above number.
- download the project leaflet in Welsh and English here
- read our FAQs here