Update on our recent work

This is a quick summary of some of the recent activity of the Forest of Avon Trust.  Please click on the links for further detail of what is listed here.

The image shows tree planting at Tranmere Avenue, Brentry as part of Bristol City Council’s 1 Tree per Child project.

  1. Setting up our 2016 programme of accredited Forest School and related training;
  2. Securing agreement for and starting to deliver Bristol’s Dose of Nature pilot project working with local GP practices, Public Health Bristol and other partners to prescribe woodland activities for people with mental health needs;
  3. Producing a detailed costed proposal for Carrs Woodland Bath, for the Great Western Mainline biodiversity offsetting proposal;
  4. Promoting and supporting applications for Woodland Management Plans for a further 3 woodlands;
  5. Delivering 2 school’s mini-orchards in South Gloucestershire with more planned in this authority, North Somerset and Bath & NE Somerset; part funded by Western Power Distribution;
  6. Supporting the Friends of the Community Forest Path in their re-signage of the route;
  7. Delivering the King George’s Road Garden Forest scheme (free fruit trees for front gardens) in Bristol to enhance the streetscape;
  8. Securing sponsorship further from Pukka Herbs to fund management plans for two small woodlands in the area and also from long- standing sponsors, Whitehall Printing; and
  9. Producing Woodland Management Plans for 2 private woodlands in South Gloucestershire. If you know of owners with woodlands over 3ha who might be interested please let Jon Clark know: jonclark@forestofavontrust.org

 

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