We plan to ask as many residents as possible how many and which variety of fruit tree they have in their gardens. We have apple and pear in mind as the most likely but would love to know about others such as damson, mulberry etc. If you know of a tree which is no longer there but you remember having had in your garden or hearing past generations speak about, we are equally interested. In this way we can build a profile of past varieties which may inform our future planting choices. We will be recording what we find out and making this available to RA members and other residents. RHS Wisley will help us with identification of fruit trees we inherited when we moved into our houses!
To gather this information we started with a questionnaire which was distributed to all RA members along with the latest edition of The Resident magazine (Issue 169). We would love you to complete it and return it to your RA Street Representative. You can also return the completed questionnaire via our postal address: The RA Orchard Project, Residents’ Association, c/o Byfleet Village Hall, 54 High Road, Byfleet, KT14 7QL. Please feel free to tell your neighbours about this if they also have fruit trees. Non-members are also encouraged to download and complete the questionnaire via the link below, so that we can get as full a picture as possible.
Please note that all the data that we gather, excluding your name, will be collated and entered into a database for analysis and may be shared with other organisations.
On behalf of the Byfleet, West Byfleet, & Pyrford Residents’ Association (RA)