High stem orchards - how to prune, surge,... them?

This project aims to tackle the trend of decline of high stem orchards by giving advice to owners and communities how to prune and surge them.

Diseased and dead high stem orchards will be removed and replaced by cultivars which are less sensitive to diseases and pests which are transferred to professional orchards. Examples of such pests and diseases are Drosophila suzukii and Little Cherry Virus.


Contact: Tim Beliën and Gertie Peusens

Timing: 01/07/2015 – 30/06/2018

Partnership: Regionaal Landschap Haspengouw en Voeren, all communities of Haspengouw, Nationale boomgaardenstichting

Financing: PDPO III