Britain Waves Goodbye to Magical Forests

April 27, 2009 at 9:56 am Leave a comment

Conservationists suggest that by the end of the century, the UK will see traditional orchards disappear, due to the trend of uprooting orchards to build or plant arable crops. Traditional orchards, being pesticide free trees that are given room to grow and fall where they stand, and provide grazing space for livestock, are being replaced by chemically treated trees. That means a loss not only of biodiversity, but also of rare varieties of apples.

“Traditional orchards have become an extremely rare and precious habitat. We need to do something to stop this decline. Orchards bring people and wildlife together. It’s about food, the culture behind them, the heritage. They are magical places to be in.”

Read the article in The Guardian

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