Monthly Archives: November 2011

Alice Roberts’ Love of Woodlands in Telegraph

and she kindly gives the Trust a mention. Read the article here.

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Manor Road: a Great Community Woodland

Jean with Noah, next to her plaque

New benches have recently been installed at Manor Road Community Woodland, just south of Keynsham, making it even easier to enjoy this great woodland. One includes a plaque, celebrating the 80 years of local resident Jean Crowther ‘Jeannie’, pictured above with her grand nephew Noah enjoying the new bench.

Manor Road Community Woodland is owned by Bath & North East Somerset Council and the Friends of Manor Road have been actively involved in its management since 2002. It is also a Forest of Avon Trust Tree Dedication Site and the Trust provides funding from the Tree Dedications to support the work of the Friends Group.

Visiting the Site

The terrain is level and most paths are grass. There are hard surfaced paths in some areas that are suitable for wheechairs and prams. There is no designated car park, so if you intend to park in the residential area adjacent to the site, please do so with consideration for the needs of local residents.

You can access the  woodland directly from Manor Road between Keynsham and Saltford, (OS Explorer 155, grid reference: 667 672).

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Free Trees for Shirehampton Gardens

Rowan berries

The Forest of Avon Trust is again working with SCAF (Shirehampton Community Action Forum) to provide free native shrubs and small trees for garden planting.

If you are interested in bringing the benefits of a tree to your home whilst doing your bit to green Shirehampton and the wider area, please have a look at the document below: we look forward to receiving your application.

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The Forest of Avon Trust’s Garden Forest will be operating in a number of other communities through winter 2011/ 12. So please watch this space or follow us on twitter @forestofavon .

We would also really like suggestions from community groups about running it in your area, so plaese call Jon Clark on (0117) 963 3383 or email .

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