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.


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.


  • 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.