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Free Trees for Communities- Apply Now

For the eighth year running, the Trust is pleased to offer free trees and shrubs for communities wanting to improve their local areas.

The trees/ shrubs continue to be from seeds collected and grown locally and are supplied bare- rooted 40-60 cm in size. Where rabbits are a problem we can  also supply rabbit guards free of charge.

All you have to do is fill in this application form:  Free Trees Form 11_12 (You will need to have secured the agreement of the land- owner, confirmed the location of services and have agreed to maintain the trees.)

The free trees/ shrubs are offered on a ‘first come first served’ basis and for applications of more than 75 trees we would ask you to join our Friends scheme (from £3/ month), which enables us to fund community tree planting in to the future.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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£1,000 Available for Community Trees

This year, the Forest of Avon Trust has over £1,000 to fund native trees/ shrubs for local communities and schools to plant. All we need is a great idea, the agreement of the landowner and a commitment to look after the trees.

We are looking for applications from across the whole of the Bristol & West area (formerly Avon). The scheme is open for as long as funding is available and planting will need to be undertaken between mid November- mid March.

The trees/ shrubs supplied are bare- rooted and less than 90 cm tall. Rabbit guards will be funded, where necessary, for small schemes.

For further details and an application form click: Free Trees Form 11_12.

Great thanks are owed to Trust sponsors, Friends and to Nicola Mason, for her fundraising efforts, who have made the Free Trees Scheme possible.

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Free Trees for Chandag Junior School, Keynsham

Wellsway Secondary School worked with neighbours Chandag Junior in Keynsham to plant boundary hedgerows this spring. Trees were provided under the Trust’s Free Trees scheme.

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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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Text Tree- A Chance to Win Great Prizes!

Connor Loughlin’s Leaflet Promotes Great Prizes

Get a tree planted locally, support community action and also have the  chance to win one of these great prizes:

iPad 16GB donated by John Lewis Cribbs Causeway.

2 x beautiful Acers in presentation pots. Donated by  Park Garden Centre, Almondsbury

2 x £100 worth of groceries donated by Waitrose Nailsea, (excludes alcohol).

4 ball round of golf donated by Knowle Golf Club Bristol

2 x £30 meal vouchers donated by wagamama Clifton.

£40 floral bouquet voucher. Donated by Flowers by Design Nicola Mason

£40 hair salon voucher for Essensuals Portishead donated by Essensuals.

£40 hair salon voucher for Harvey Jane Salon in Mangotsfield, donated by Jane Harvey.

2 x Hollywood Bowl Games for 4 people donated by  Hollywood Bowl The Venue Cribbs Causeway.

4 x Vue Cinema Vouchers donated by Vue Cinema at The Venue Cribbs Causeway.

1 x £25 Gift Card for The Mall at Cribbs Causeway, donated by The Mall at Cribbs Causeway

To get your tree planted locally and be entered into the prize draw just follow these simple guidelines: Text  Tree, your first name, house number and your postcode to 80039.  (for example Tree Nicola 22 BS11 0NN) send text to 80039. Texts cost £1.50 + your network rate. All entries should be received by 0900 Monday 11th July 2011 for inclusion in the draw which will take place at Bradley Stoke Community School later that day. Entries received after that time will not be entered and may be charged.

If you are unable to text, but would still like to get a tree planted locally and enter the draw, you can buy raffle tickets from us at the following venues; dates to be confirmed, where they are not given:

Almondsbury Garden Centre, Saturday 2nd April 10.00-16.00pm and Sunday 3rd April 2011 12.00-14.00pm. Waitrose, Nailsea Thursday 14th and Friday 15th April 2011; Park Garden Centre Cheddar, Wednesday 20th, Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd April 2011 10.30 to 16.00pm; Bradley Stoke Library Thursday 5th & Friday 13th May 2011; Yate Library Friday 20th May 2011 9.30 to 15.00pm; Almondsbury Garden Centre Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th May 2011 10.00-16.00pm; Morrison’s Yate, Wednesday 8th & Thursday 9th June 2011; Festival of Nature, Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th June 2011;

Ashton Court Visitor Centre by the Cafe;

Other Scheme Conditions:

Entrants for the draw must be 16 years old or over. There is no limit on the number of texts or raffle tickets. Prizes will be drawn in the order above. Details of the winners will be notified by phone and published on this blog/ website.

So, get texting & good luck!!!

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More Trees & More Action

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The Big Tree Plant

The Forest of Avon Trust is really pleased to be part of the Big Tree Plant, the Government’s initiative for community based tree planting. More »

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Garden Forest & Free Trees Scheme- Delivering Local Tree Action

Trees benefit gardens big & small

We will be providing free trees for front garden planting in priority areas, this winter. Volunteer, Mark Wilson is undertaking initial survey work in the Cadbury Heath, Staple Hill, Fishponds Road, Portway and Worle areas, to support this. A guide to species and planting in gardens is also being prepared. Free trees will also be available for school grounds and community green spaces if we can secure sponsorship for this. If you are interested in being linked to local environmental action, or want to plant trees, please email:

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