Crediton has a strong tradition of fruit tree growing,
particularly apples. It used to be full of orchards. Most have now
been lost to development. The remaining ones are still under
We campaign to protect old orchards and encourage the planting
of new fruit trees and are in contact with the following
organisations to this end:
- Common Grounds
- Devon County Council Environment Dept
- The People's Trust for Endangered Species
- The National Trust
- Natural England
- Devon Wildlife Trust
Planting fruit trees provides us with free fresh fruit and
attractive blossom, while also benefiting wildlife (especially
birds and pollinating insects).
More information about Crediton's old orchards is available in
my booklet, "Here's to Thee, Old Apple Tree" (contact me for
details or see the review in the MarketPlace).
If you are concerned about the loss of old orchards and/or would
like to be involved in encouraging the growth of new fruit trees
then please contact us.