Saturday, July 4, 2009

An introduction to the Charingworth orchards

This bramley apple orchard has 34 older full stock trees planted from 1940 onwards and three rows of smaller bush stock trees favoured by modern commercial growers. There is much standing dead wood on the site (including 2 full standing trees), an old hedgerow with dead elms and 2 ponds on land bordering the orchard.

This orchard has 52 half stock trees dating from 1920 onwards, all bramley as well. The trees harbour a huge diversity and abundance of rot holes and cavities.

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