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Woodland Incentives: Please Complete Our 5 Minute Questionnaire

Please take 5 minutes to complete the questionnaire to help us improve the range of advice and incentives we can offer woodland owners, managers and those interested in new planting. Just double click here to download to your computer: Woodland Questionnaire.

Every completed questionnaire received will be numbered in order and then entered in to a draw for a free fruit tree (worth £40); alternatively, we will donate 20 free trees to a local school. Deadline 1200 31st July 2017.

Please email to jonclark@forestofavontrust.org (or send by post) and don’t forget to include an email address and phone number.

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Latest Charity News

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Calling all Bristol Allotment Holders

Ashmeads Kernel c.Trees for Life

We  are delighted to have teamed up with Bristol City Council’s Allotments Team for the fifth year running.

Once again we can offer discounted, high quality, 3 year old potted fruit trees. Whilst allotment holders are limited to dwarfing root-stocks, we can still offer a huge range of  fruit trees and bushes in many varieties.

Trees and bushes are available for collection from Ashton Court in early November 2016 and early March 2017. (A total of 6 dwarfing fruit trees are allowable on an allotment.)

Interested? All you have to do is click: FoA-Trust-Quality-Fruit-Tree-List-2016_17 to download the list, check the varieties and tree forms you want are available on the following rootstocks and email info@forestofavontrust.org with your tree and/ or bush order. We will confirm availability and let you know payment and collection details.

Rootstocks for allotments

Apples: M27 and M9; Pears/ Quinces: Quince C; Plums/ Damsons/ Gages/ Mirabelles/ Peaches on VVA-1; Cherries: Gisela 5; Apricots on Torinel.

Tree forms for allotments

Most forms (shapes) of trees are allowable provided they are on an approved rootstock (above). As a general rule espaliers and fan- trained trees are not suitable for allotments, as many are grown on more vigorous rootstocks. 

Please also contact us for your garden fruit and ornamental trees.

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Choosing trees with climate change in mind

The RHS has a web advice page devoted to Trees for Climate Change.  Ît begins …

“Trees are potentially long-lived and it is highly likely that they will face a significantly different climate when mature.  Gardeners are concerned that they choose trees that can withstand whatever changes climate change brings about.”




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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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Targeted tree planting can reduce flooding

A study, led by the Universities of Birmingham and Southampton, has shown that strategic planting of trees on floodplains could reduce the height of flooding in towns downstream by up to 20 per cent.

Dr Simon Dixon, from the University of Birmingham’s Institute of Forest Research (BIFOR), was lead author of the study.

Using a digital terrain model and a hydrological model simulation, scientists were able to show that targeted tree planting and restoration could reduce flood risk by slowing down the flow of water and the larger the area included in the work and the older the forests became, the more reductions in flood peak height would be achieved.

More information can be found here.

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Radstock & Haydon Trees are Looking Great

Trees planted at Southfield and Haydon earlier in 2013 are looking strong and healthy and have put on good rates of growth. More planting is planned in and around Radstock and Jen Green Trees & Woodlands Project Officer is also planning a number of Garden Forest schemes to get more trees in gardens, to complement the great work taking place elsewhere.

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Get Great Value, Quality Fruit Trees

We are really pleased to once again be able to offer fruit trees and bushes at highly competitive prices. A huge range is available to choose from and trees ordered by 24th October will be available for collection from Ashton Court in November 2014.

Fruit trees come in 12 litre pots and are 1.2 to 1.5 metres high. This year apples are again: £26, well below garden centre prices. We can also supply pot grown pear trees (£27), cherries (£29) and plums (£29). (Other fruit trees may also be available.) We also supply blackberries, gooseberries, raspberries, as well as stakes + ties, mats + pegs and rabbit guards.

Ordering is simple: please find out how to order your tree here.

If you are an allotment holder in Bristol, you can also find out how to choose suitable root-stock.

We also provide guidance on how to plant your tree.

All orders are subject to availability: alternatives will be offered. Orders need to be received by 24th October, 2014.

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More Trees for Haydon

Haydon wood

Staff from Bristol-based Alec French Architects joined local residents and Trust staff to plant a  community woodland in the village of Haydon near Radstock. The scheme took place with the kind permission of the owner, Kilmersdon Estates and was part funded by Alec French Architects, The Big Tree Plant and Bath & NE Somerset LSP.

The scheme follows on from successful promotion of the Trust’s Garden Forest scheme in Haydon, which provided advice and free trees to local residents.

Our Friends scheme is great way of supporting the Trust to develop and help deliver more community based projects across the local area.


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Tree Action in the Radstock Area

Planting trees in Radstock

The Radstock in Bloom committee and horticulture students from Radstock College joined Trust staff to plant trees in the driving rain at Southfield in Radstock. The 25 ornamental willows will both help to shelter Radstock Town F.C.’s pitch and also provide an attractive feature for park users. The scheme was funded by Bath & NE Somerset LSP’s Small Grants Fund and The Big Tree Plant, with kind permission for the planting being given by Radstock Town Council.

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