|Mansbridge Bounty by local Photographer & Enthusiast Bob Painton|
|The Ever-Watchful Eye of Mansbridge by Local Photographer Bob Painton|
Fruit trees benefit from being carefully pruned, it helps them to remain strong and produce a good crop of healthy apples and pears. A few paths may need to be considerately maintained to improve access to some areas. Different fruit trees (plums and cherries for instance) could be planted to take advantage of their earlier seasonal fruiting. Fences could be made by coppicing hazel to protect wildlife in sensitive areas. There will be more work to be done in the first couple of years but once the orchard establishes itself the job will become easier.