Passionate about trees & woodland in Bristol and Avon, we deliver successful projects and influence, advise, involve, inspire and train. With your support we can do much more. There are many great ways to get involved:

Dedicate a tree

Celebrate a loved one with a unique gift, which directly helps look after one of four accessible woodlands in/around Bristol. Complete and pay on line by clicking here.

Woodland dedications cost £10 and you’ll receive a personalised certificate.

Join us as a Friend

We started in 2008 with £3,000 and so far have delivered activity worth £650,000, with your help we can do much more. Directly support our campaigns & projects by becoming a Friend from just £3/ month. As well as helping us to do more for the local area, there are many other great benefits including a free Tree Dedication and free potted fruit tree.

Business Sponsor

Become a business sponsor and show 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 and great team- building days for staff. Sponsors will be linked to from the front page of our website and are free to promote sponsorship of the Trust.

See our short video about our sponsor’s involvement in the trust and contact Jon Clark at: for more details.

Donate & deliver a project


With £1,250 we can run a Garden Forest scheme to engage a local community in the benefits of tree planting & taking local action; we also provide free fruit trees and support with planting; £5,000 allows us to deliver a 8 week woodland activity programme delivering health & well-being benefits for adults with learning disabilities, or for people with mental health needs or people with dementia.

Donate with PayPal

You can also donate via our Virgin Money Giving account or send a cheque, made out to: ‘Forest of Avon Trust’, to: The Estate Office, Ashton Court Estate, Bristol, BS41 9JN.

Leave a lasting legacy

We campaign and care for woodland in Bristol & Avon and have a great track record of planting new ones. Leaving a legacy to the Trust makes 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:

Text a Tree

Just text and get a tree planted to make a lasting difference to the local area. Simply text FOAT33 + £2, £5 or £10 to 70070 to donate (e.g. FOAT33£5). In return we will get a native tree/ shrub planted for you.

We’ve teamed up with JustTextGiving so all contributions come directly 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.