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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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Big Tree Plant Bristol – Be a Part of it

School children and Forest of Avon Trust staff plant trees

At the end of last year the Government launched The Big Tree Plant, a national campaign to plant 1 million trees over 4 years.

The campaign is focused on community based tree planting in streets and other publicly accessible or beneficial green spaces. The Forest of Avon Trust are working in partnership with TreeBristol (Bristol City Council) and the Woodland Trust to apply for a grant to plant up to 4,000 trees in streets and green spaces, also creating up to 4 new mini-woodlands across Bristol.

To help the success of the bid please email your support to by 22nd August.

If you have suggestions for new tree planting locations, want to help with planting or maintaining the trees, please email Emma and we will be in touch once the funding has been secured.

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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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