The Forest of Avon Trust is the local charity for trees in and around Bristol. We strongly believe that trees make a huge contribution to quality of life now and will be even more important in the future.
Working within 30 miles of Bristol, we champion the many benefits of trees, support school and community tree- planting projects and run woodland based activities for people including adults with learning disabilities, children and young people at risk of exclusion. With your support we will also increase our portfolio of accessible woodland sites.
To find out more about what we do and what people think, listen to Mike Dilger’s video, below, or go straight to the schemes which follow.
Join us as a Friend
To directly support our local work for trees and people, please join us as a Friend. The Individual/ family rate is £3.00/ month. We will send you a quarterly Friends e-update, Trust News, a free Tree Dedication to a person of your choice and provide free tree planting advice. An annual £36 donation will also allow us to provide 10 free trees to local groups. To join, refer to: Friends Scheme Application_1Schools, local councils and small businesses can also join us as a Corporate Friends. Rates vary from £5/ month to £10/ month depending on the size of the organisation. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
Dedicate a Tree
For £10 you can celebrate a loved one & help look after trees in a local community woodland: Oke Park Wood, Brentry; Overscourt Wood, Siston; & Manor Road Community Woodland, Keynsham. We send you/ the recipient a personal dedication certificate & record all messages in our book of dedication. Download & send us the Tree Dedication Form with a cheque, or call with details & pay on line.We are now also able to offer 5 dedications a year for native trees to be planted at The Retreat, near Upton Cheyney. In this scheme we will plant and stake a 1.5 metre tree, maintain it and also provide a dedication certificate and information on how to find the tree. Cost: £35.
Joining us as a business sponsor is a great way to express your commitment to CSR where you, your staff and/ or your customers are based. We can offer flexible packages, including sales leads linked to Tree Dedications/ free trees. All sponsors will be linked to the front page of our website and can promote their sponsorship of the Trust.We are always keen to discuss options so please view the short video towards the top of this page and contact Jon Clark on email@example.com for more details. We also offer bespoke activity days for staff in woodlands, great for team building and improving the local area.
Provide Free Trees
You can also directly link your contribution to providing free trees for schools and community groups to improve the local area. A donation of £20 provides 10 free trees & guards, as well as tree care advice. Alternatively, £25 provides a 1.5 metre quality pot- grown apple or pear for a community orchard.
Plant the Garden Forest
You can also directly link your contribution to supporting garden tree planting in residential areas with low tree cover. A donation of £20 provides 10 free trees & planting guidance. The Garden Forest galvanises local community action, leading to more planting in the areas we work in.
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.
Text a Tree
Making a positive contribution to the environment could not be simpler. Just text FOAT33 to 70070 and we will supply a native tree/ shrub, guard and cane direct to a local community to plant and improve the local area. We have teamed up with JustTextGiving so all of your contribution comes to us, plus 25% Gift Aid, if you opt for this.
Payments can all be made electronically via our Virgin Money Giving account, click the link on the right. Cheques to Forest of Avon Trust, sent to our address on the contacts page, are also very welcome.