The Forest of Avon Trust is the local charity for trees in and around Bristol. We believe that trees make a huge contribution to our quality of life now and in the future. We plant trees, provide training and advice, and bring the benefits of trees to children, adults with learning disabilities and communities through tree planting, activity days and Forest School.
With your support we can run more activities, plant more trees and increase the number of accessible woodland sites, benefiting these groups and the wider community.
Join us as a friend
Directly support our work by becoming a Friend. The individual/family rate is £3 per month. An annual £36 donation also allows us to provide 10 free trees to local communities.
We will send you: a quarterly e-update, Trust News and you will be entitled to a half- price fruit tree and free tree dedication to a person of your choice. To join, fill out and email/post an application form (pdf), please sign and post if gift-aiding your donation.
Schools, local councils and businesses can become Corporate Friends. Membership is £5 to£10 per month depending on the size of your organisation. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
Dedicate a tree
Celebrate a loved one with a unique gift, which provides a certificate with your message and ALSO directly helps look after one of four accessible woodlands in/ around Bristol. Dedications cost £10 including your message on a certificate and postage to you/ the recipient. Simply complete the Tree Dedication Form and email it to email@example.com and pay via our Virgin Money Giving account. Alternatively, complete and post the form with a cheque to our Ashton Court address (on the form).
We are now able to offer five dedications a year for native trees to be planted at The Retreat, near Upton Cheyney. We’ll plant and stake a 1.5m tree, maintain it, provide a dedication certificate and information on how to find the tree. Cost: £35.
Becoming a business sponsor is a great way to express your commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility where you, your staff and/or your customers are based.
We offer flexible packages, including sales leads linked to tree dedications/free trees. Sponsors will be linked to from the front page of our website and are free to promote sponsorship of the Trust.
We also offer bespoke activity days for staff in woodlands, great for team building and improving the local area.
Donate to provide free trees
You can directly link your donation to the Forest of Avon Trust by helping us to provide free trees for local schools and community groups.
£20 provides 10 free trees, tree guards and tree care advice. £25 provides a 1.5m quality apple or pear for a community orchard.
Payments can be made electronically via our Virgin Money Giving account. Cheques should be made out to: ‘Forest of Avon Trust’ and sent to: The Estate Office, Ashton Court Estate, Bristol, BS41 9JN.
Help plant the garden forest
You can directly link your contribution to the charity’s work by supporting garden tree planting in residential areas with low tree cover. A donation of £20 provides 10 free trees and planting guidance. The Garden Forest galvanises local community action, leading to more planting in the areas we work in.
Leave a notable legacy
The Forest of Avon Trust is small, well run and cost effective charity. It is locally focused and delivers projects which benefit people and the environment now and in the future. Leaving a legacy to the Trust will make a recognisable difference to the charity and a huge difference on the ground. To discuss legacies, please call Jon Clark on (0117) 963 3383 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Text a Tree
Making a positive contribution to the environment could not be simpler. Text FOAT33 to 70070 and we will supply a native tree/shrub, guard and cane directly to a local community to plant and improve the local area. We’ve teamed up with JustTextGiving so all contributions come to us, plus 25% Gift Aid, if you opt in.
More about what we do
One Show presenter and naturalist Mike Dilger finds out what the Forest of Avon Trust does and how local communities, schools and businesses can get involved.