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Local Schools Plant Orchards

10 schools from across the area learnt about the benefits of trees and planted orchards as part of our Schools Orchard project this year. Supported by Western Power Distribution, worked with schools in Bath & North East Somerset, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire, some of which were also part of the Natural Connections outdoor learning project.

We worked with the following schools, providing guidance, free fruit trees and helping out with planting where needed:

Cameley Primary, Bath & North East Somerset

Welton Primary, Bath & North East Somerset

Ashcombe Primary, North Somerset

Crockerne Primary, North Somerset

Westhaven Special School, North Somerset

Courtney Road Primary, South Gloucestershire

Longwell Green Primary, South Gloucestershire

King’s Forest Primary,  South Gloucestershire

Parkwall Primary, South Gloucestershire

The Meadows Primary, South Gloucestershire.

A big thank you to the hundreds of children who got involved and planted a grand total of 95 fruit trees.

If you would like to sponsor an orchard of English fruit trees at a local school, please email: jonclark@forestofavontrust.org

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1500 more trees on Bedminster Down

This picture shows staff from Bristol’s ‘Bristol Hotel’ enjoying a well-earned break from planting 1500 trees at Colliter’s Wood on Bedminster Down.

They joined volunteers from UWE to do this, with the help of Alun Griffiths contractors and North Somerset Council.

The Trust also worked with volunteers to plant a woodland and a hedge at Stockwood Open Space as part of Bristol City Council’s 1 Tree per Child project; and [ii] with South Gloucestershire Council to agree street tree planting in Staple Hill and elsewhere.


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New Video of our Work

Click here  and play for a short video which showcases some of the charity’s work and that of two other local projects.

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53 Rolls Royce Staff Get Stuck In

Rolls Royce engineering staff from Britain, Saudi Arabia and India volunteered their time to improve The Retreat, a community woodland near Upton Cheyney.

Rolls Royce staff construct a bench

Rolls Royce staff construct a bench

The group constructed three benches, created a fantastic wildlife pond, removed many hundreds of tree tubes and stakes, and cut back overhanging vegetation. The sun managed to shine and a great day was had by all, refreshments being supplemented by mugs of tea cooked over a fire lit in the bushcraft manner.

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John Lewis Funds New Orchards

Meadowbrook Primary Tree Planting Team

John Lewis Cribbs Causeway continued it support for the Trust this March, by providing funding for two English apple orchards in Bradley Stoke.

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Lucky Winners of The Text A Tree Draw Revealed!

After months of speculation, the winners of the Text a Tree prize draw were revealed at 15.00pm on the 11th July, at Bradley Stoke Community School.

Text a tree draw winners revealed

Left to right: Nicola Mason Forest of Avon Trust, Nimisha Mistry and Connor Loughlin Bradley Stoke Community School and Jon Clark Executive Director, Forest of Avon Trust.

From left to right, Nicola Mason Forest of Avon Trust, Nimisha Mistry, Connor Loughlin Bradley Stoke Community School and Jon Clark Executive Director, Forest of Avon Trust.

Connor Loughlin, designer of the Text a Tree leaflet was responsible for selecting the winning stubs from the raffle ticket and text entries, along with Nimisha Mistry. As a result, we are very pleased to announce the following winners and congratulate them on their success:

16GB iPad donated by John Lewis – Shelley Smith, Rangeworthy

£100.00 Waitrose Nailsea groceries – Sue Sullivan, Patchway

£100.00 Waitrose Nailsea groceries – Jackie Allan, Almondsbury

2 Acers in presentation pots, Almondsbury Garden Centre - Caroline Pinnell, Congresbury

4 Ball round of Golf Knowle Golf Course – Debbie Tonkin, Bristol

£60.00 wagamma voucher Clifton – David Green, Avonmouth

Essensuals £40.00 voucher Portishead – John Maul, Bristol

Flowers by Design £40.00 voucher – Teresa Ladbrook, Yate

£40.00 Harvey Jane Salon, Mangotsfield – Jane Fenwick, Shirehampton

Vue Cinema Vouchers, Cribbs Causeway – Judith Barnhurst, Stockwood

Hollywood Bowl, Cribbs Causeway – Nigel Howe, Backwell

£25.00 Mall gift card – Kathie Poole, Bristol.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the draw either by texting or by purchasing a raffle ticket. We have raised £1,524.00 which will be used to plant more trees in the local area this winter.

Huge thanks also to:

  • All of the above businesses who kindly donated the prizes;
  • Timberland Cribbs Causeway, Mike Burt (ex Cadbury) and Duncan Bonner for volunteering their help to sell raffle tickets and raise awareness of the Trust over the last 3 months;
  • Claire Wilson, Head of History Bradley Stoke Community School, for her organisation of the leaflet design competition and raffle draw; and
  • Richard Truscott, Marketing Manager for Park Garden Centres, for funding the raffle tickets and the leaflets designed by Connor.
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Business in the Community

A gift- wrapped sponsorship opportunity

The Forest of Avon Trust attended the Business in the Community SW Awards for Excellence gala dinner on 7th June.

Each of the 170 attendees from the business community in the SW had an English Cox apple, gift wrapped with a unique Forest of Avon Trust sponsorship message. BITC Regional Director Jo Le Poidevin, also promoted the sponsorship opportunity offered by the Trust as part of her presentation.

Jon Clark, Forest of Avon Trust Executive Director, said: ‘The Trust is really grateful for this opportunity to present its great offer to the business community and I would really like to thank, Jo, colleague Nicola Prince and Nicola Mason for their help and Waitrose, for donating the apples. I really look forward to working with BITC in the future’.

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Improved Information: Kingsweston Woods

Rolls Royce has been a supporter of the Forest of Avon Trust since it started and this commitment and funding has been invaluable.

Rolls Royce apprentices, graduates and trainees are currently working with the Forest of Avon Trust on an access improvement project. This is establishing knowledge and use of the woodlands of the Kingsweston Estate by all sections of the local community and will make suggestions about how this can be cost- effectively improved.

The project aims to make a positive contribution to the to the people surrounding the Kingsweston Estate (owned by Bristol City Council) and also support the personal/ professional development of Rolls Royce staff.

More details to be posted shortly.

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200th Airbus Apple Tree Planted

Crossway Infant School, Thornbury was the site of the 200th apple tree planted as part of the Mini Orchard project sponsored by Airbus. More »

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