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Showcasing our Work

The Trust celebrated its third ‘birthday’ in December by taking on the lease of The Retreat and by filming three videos at the site, illustrating our work.  Trust patron and One Show regular Mike Dilger took time out of his busy schedule to help us with this, working with local media production company Constellation Media.

We were supported in the films by Forest School trainees; children and staff from Bradley Stoke Community School; and representatives from some of the organisations, businesses and Councils we have worked with.

Jon Clark, Trust Executive Director, said:

‘It was a cold and windy day, so huge thanks to everyone who took part. It was really heartening to hear everyone’s commitment to the cause. I am really pleased with three short films, which I hope speak for themselves.’

A mention has also got to go to Manor Farm Shop for an excellent warming lunch.

The videos are below: (also available on our YouTube Channel)

Tree Charity: the Forest of Avon Trust

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 Tree Action in and Around Bristol

Forest School Leader Training

Click here to play the video


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Free Trees for Communities- Apply Now

For the eighth year running, the Trust is pleased to offer free trees and shrubs for communities wanting to improve their local areas.

The trees/ shrubs continue to be from seeds collected and grown locally and are supplied bare- rooted 40-60 cm in size. Where rabbits are a problem we can  also supply rabbit guards free of charge.

All you have to do is fill in this application form:  Free Trees Form 11_12 (You will need to have secured the agreement of the land- owner, confirmed the location of services and have agreed to maintain the trees.)

The free trees/ shrubs are offered on a ‘first come first served’ basis and for applications of more than 75 trees we would ask you to join our Friends scheme (from £3/ month), which enables us to fund community tree planting in to the future.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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Windwhistle Allotments Mini Orchard

Orchard Planting WSM

Orchard Planting Weston Super Mare

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Green Suburbs

Enjoying a well earned break after a day of planting & mulching

The sound of the Suburb’s Church, Cadbury Heath has recently included skips being filled. Pastor Michael Williams and members of the Church have transformed a green area and on the 6th March, the Trust helped them apply the finishing touches.

Michael, Nathan Duggan and Liam Thomas (and Jon Clark!) planted 180 native shrubs and barrowed numerous loads of mulch to keep the weeds down. The Trust co-ordinated the planting, with funding coming from a grant from Oldland Parish Council and free mulch from South Glos Council.

It’s a great project and demonstrates the Trust’s role in delivering more trees, more action.

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Generating a Groundswell for Trees

Our Garden Forest scheme has provided free native shrubs/small trees in Shirehampton, Montpelier and Haydon this winter. This scheme promotes the benefits of trees, provides planting guidance and supports residents in taking local environmental action. It is also a great way of  identifying tree planting projects which we can work with local communities to deliver.

More Garden Forest schemes will follow this winter in Bath and Avonmouth.

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Free Garden Trees for Cadbury Heath, Montpelier & Yate

The Forest of Avon Trust is now offering a free, native tree or shrub for garden planting, to residents in three more communities. The offer in Shirehampton continues.

Sincere thanks to our business sponsors and Trust Friends who made this possible.

Details of the schemes can be downloaded here:

GF Cadbury Heath Flier_11_12

GF Yate Flier_11.12

GF Yate Flier_11.12

If you would like to join us as a Friend and help grow this work, please go to the Get Involved tab and find out more.

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Free Trees for Shirehampton Gardens

Rowan berries

The Forest of Avon Trust is again working with SCAF (Shirehampton Community Action Forum) to provide free native shrubs and small trees for garden planting.

If you are interested in bringing the benefits of a tree to your home whilst doing your bit to green Shirehampton and the wider area, please have a look at the document below: we look forward to receiving your application.

GF Shirehampton Flier_11.12a

The Forest of Avon Trust’s Garden Forest will be operating in a number of other communities through winter 2011/ 12. So please watch this space or follow us on twitter @forestofavon .

We would also really like suggestions from community groups about running it in your area, so plaese call Jon Clark on (0117) 963 3383 or email info@forestofavontrust.org .

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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 emma.whitaker@forestofavontrust.org 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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Free Trees for Chandag Junior School, Keynsham

Wellsway Secondary School worked with neighbours Chandag Junior in Keynsham to plant boundary hedgerows this spring. Trees were provided under the Trust’s Free Trees scheme.

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