In late Autumn Gareth tended a great crested newt-mitigation orchard in Gretton, Gloucester planted in 2018. All trees still alive, despite a very dry summer in 2018. Photo-monitoring of orchards is useful to mark their progress over time, see https://copseorchardproject.weebly.com/blog/archives/05-2019. Below is another Orchard planted in place of single species plantation, to create new newt habitat at Swindon Cremtorium in 2018. Though no longer involved in this project it was interesting to see how the orchard progressed
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Gareth is an ecologist interested in conserving traditional orchards and heritage fruit, for people and wildlife.