Trees for Transition - Working woodlands for a sustainable future


Crab applesFruit and nut orchards are part of our heritage and can play an increasingly important part in local food initiatives. They can be planted and tended on a scale easily accessible to ordinary people. They can also provide a focus for community activities and wildlife. Common Ground have championed orchards and founded Apple Day in 1990, now a national institution.

Common Ground have published the 2nd edition of their fabulous Community Orchards Handbook.

The apple has been celebrated in the brilliant musical show Fruit of Paradise.

TfT Services

  • Advice on fruit and  nut tree planting
  • Planting woodland shelterbelts


Apple Day