Thursday, September 6, 2012

Update on Orchards

We have received an update from the Welsh Traditional Orchards Inventory project

They have now finished locating and mapping all of the potential orchards, apart from a few areas of Ceredigion still to be done in the next couple of weeks. Below is a table showing the number they have found in each county, along with the number and percentage allocated so far to volunteer surveyors for ground-truthing. As you can see in some areas they are still in need of volunteers

Early next year the inventory will be fully available to all via CCW. PTES will also produce county summaries with key statistics such as the remaining area of traditional orchards and the condition these are in. This should be useful for a wide-range of conservation and heritage projects, will produce baseline data for BAPs and hopefully help secure future funding for this important habitat.

County
Potential orchards
No. allocated
% allocated
Blaenau Gwent
6
6
100.0
Bridgend
105
41
39.0
Caerphilly
95
94
98.9
Cardiff
57
48
84.2
Carmarthenshire
811
206
25.4
Ceredigion*
374
50
13.4
Conwy
222
42
18.9
Denbighshire
601
45
7.5
Flintshire
762
149
19.6
Gwynedd
412
81
19.7
Isle of Anglesey
355
53
14.9
Merthyr Tydfil
18
5
27.8
Monmouthshire
975
388
39.8
Neath Port Talbot
106
31
29.2
Newport
123
115
93.5
Pembrokeshire
119
14
11.8
Powys
957
235
24.6
Rhondda Cynon Taff
124
86
69.4
Swansea
267
230
86.1
Torfaen
33
30
90.9
Vale of Glamorgan
368
114
31.0
Wrexham
310
148
47.7

You can contact PTES via www.ptes.org if you are able to help them

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