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Montpelier Street Orchard

Street orchard trees being collected

Urban Greening, part of Transition Montpelier has been working with the Trust to plan and deliver a street orchard in the heart of Bristol. The work was funded by a Bristol Green Capital grant, with the Trust providing advice, wholesale- priced English apple trees, stakes and mats.

This work complements the school orchards that the Trust is delivering, bringing food, shade and wildlife to urban communities, complementing existing street trees and supporting community action: ‘just what the Forest of Avon Trust is all about.

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New Hedge for Trendlewood Park, Nailsea

Alec French Architects Hard at Work

Bristol based Architects Alec French recently got dug in and planted a hedgerow of over 200 native shrubs and trees to further improve Trendlewood Park, Nailsea, They donated the plants to help offset their carbon emissions and also to make a real difference to the local area.

The project was coordinated by the Forest of Avon Trust and brought together the firm, the Friends of Trendlewood Park and the Park’s owners, North Somerset Council.

Jon Clark, Trust Executive Director said: ‘This is exactly what the Forest of Avon Trust is all about: putting people together, adding some time and guidance,  and making things happen’.

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Green Suburbs

Enjoying a well earned break after a day of planting & mulching

The sound of the Suburb’s Church, Cadbury Heath has recently included skips being filled. Pastor Michael Williams and members of the Church have transformed a green area and on the 6th March, the Trust helped them apply the finishing touches.

Michael, Nathan Duggan and Liam Thomas (and Jon Clark!) planted 180 native shrubs and barrowed numerous loads of mulch to keep the weeds down. The Trust co-ordinated the planting, with funding coming from a grant from Oldland Parish Council and free mulch from South Glos Council.

It’s a great project and demonstrates the Trust’s role in delivering more trees, more action.

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