Monthly Archives: April 2011

200th Airbus Apple Tree Planted

Crossway Infant School, Thornbury was the site of the 200th apple tree planted as part of the Mini Orchard project sponsored by Airbus. More »

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Public Forest Estate Update

Trust Directors at their recent AGM resolved that the Trust should pursue being gifted appropriate areas of woodland, where these were deemed to be surplus to the public forest estate. The Trust would also continue to seek to influence the considerations of the expert panel on the future forestry policy, including through the national programme of Community Forests.

The Forest of Avon Trust is also actively working with woodland owners across Bristol & the West to provide advice on grants to help them to continue to provide/ enhance public access and improve the biodiversity of their woodlands. To date, this has been funded by the Forestry Commission and is practically addressing both the needs of owners and the desire for people to continue to visit and enjoy local woodlands.

To help us continue this work, please join us as a Friend.

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250 Trees & Shrubs Planted in Front Gardens

The Trust’s Garden Forest scheme works with people in areas of low tree cover to promote the benefits of trees, provide guidance on how to plant and care for them and provide free trees or shrubs. It helps to support wider community action for the environment. More »

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1,500 Free Trees for Local Communities

The Trust has provided advice and over 1,500 free trees and shrubs for planting by communities across Bristol & the West this winter. These have been planted in schemes in Montpelier and Weston and also a project in Keynsham.

Free Trees are funded through business donations,  Text a Tree and through the Friend’s scheme. Free trees are a great way to improve areas for now and the future and mobilise local community action.

We intend to expand the Free Trees scheme in the winter of 2011/ 12, so please join us as a Friend, business sponsor or send us a text.

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Connor Loughlin Wins Text a Tree Leaflet Competition

Connor (centre), Claire Wilson Bradley Stoke Community School (left) & Nicola Mason from the Trust.

14 year old Connor Loughlin from Bradley Stoke Community School has won the competition to design a leaflet to promote the Forest of Avon Trust’s Text a Tree competition. Connor’s design was chosen ahead of others because of its eye-catching design and clear messages. Connor was delighted to win and sees this project as contributing to a career in IT. More »

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Bradley Stoke Community School Students Design Leaflet for Charity Competition

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