BE7: Supplement for restorative pruning of fruit trees

Find out about eligibility and requirements for the supplement for restorative pruning of fruit trees supplement.

How much will be paid

£62 per tree.

Where to use this supplement

In Mid Tier this option can only be used with approval from Natural England and only with BE4.

Only:

How this supplement will benefit the environment

If successful there will be restored mature fruit trees with undisturbed standing and fallen deadwood providing a habitat for a wide range of invertebrates.

Requirements

  • restore the tree form by pruning
  • keep some standing deadwood or dead wood on living trees

Keeping records

Agreement holders will need to keep the following records and supply them on request:

  • receipted invoices, consents or permissions connected with the work

You should also be aware that at the start of each claim year, a percentage of agreement holders will be asked to take and submit the following photographic records:

  • photographs of the management undertaken

Applicants are likely to have to send the following with their application:

  • a photograph of trees entered into the supplement

This supplement can be located on the same tree as the following supplement:

Further information

See the Higher Tier manual to find out more about the scheme and how to apply.

Published 2 April 2015
Last updated 10 March 2017 + show all updates
  1. Updated for 2017 applications.
  2. Information updated for applications in 2016.
  3. First published.