Forest of Avon Trust patron, Alice Roberts, joined the University of Birmingham as Professor of Public Engagement in Science in February. Alice is also Director of Anatomy for the NHS Severn Deanery School of Surgery and has most recently been seen on television in Mammoth: Secrets from the Ice.
Alice grew up on the edge of the wooded Blaise Castle Estate and still remembers playing amongst the majestic beech trees with her brother. She is committed to the positive role that trees and woodlands play in peoples’ lives and has been a patron of the Trust since its start in 2009.
Trust Executive Director, Jon Clark, said: ‘It is fantastic that Alice can find the time to combine her extensive academic work and the demands of a busy television career, with continuing support for the Forest of Avon Trust.’
To help support the Trust’s work for trees in and around Bristol, click here.
Local cider orchard
For a limited period, if you set up a Standing Order to become a Friend of the Forest of Avon Trust for a year or more, you will receive a FREE top quality English apple tree in a pot, worth £35.
The Friends scheme (from £3/ month) directly supports the Trust’s work and entitles members to a free tree, a free Tree Dedication, tree planting/ maintenance and regular updates about our work.
To set up a Standing Order, please click here.
Your apple tree would be available in the November- March planting season
John Lewis Cribbs Causeway continued it support for the Trust this March, by providing funding for two English apple orchards in Bradley Stoke.
Ellen’s Wood is a large privately owned woodland, developing as a great haven for wildlife. The landowner allows access on foot along a network of paths, which offer varied walking options. For further details,view/ download the leaflet Ellen’s Wood Final pdf.
Ellen’s Wood was created as part of the Forest of Avon and joining the Trust as a Friend will allow us to continue our work with landowners, safeguarding existing access to woodlands and creating new ones.