About Us and Our Work

About Us and Our Work

Expanding our Trees and Woodlands across the West of England

We are a charity passionate about the benefits of trees and woodlands and committed to delivering these benefits to people across Bristol, Bath and the West of England. 

We like to get things done: starting with £3,000 in 2009, we have delivered successful projects and activities worth £1.3 million.

Scroll down to see what we do, where we work and meet the team.

Want to know more? Email Alex at partnerships@forestofavontrust.org

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Four Perspectives on the Difference we Make.

Watch Mike Dilger talk to a Forest School Leader, a health care professional, a local businessman and a woodland owner.

Where We Work


  • The Trust Office

    The Trust Office

  • Tree Dedication Woodlands

    Tree Dedication Woodlands

  • Great Woodlands to Visit

    Great Woodlands to Visit


  • Trees for Communities

    Trees for Communities

  • School & Street Orchards

    School & Street Orchards

  • Woodland Improvement & Planting

    Woodland Improvement & Planting

  • Health & Wellbeing

    Health & Wellbeing

Meet The Team

  • Jon Clark

    Jon Clark

    Executive Director

    Jon has worked at a senior level in community forestry since 1989 and has been with the charity since it started in 2009. Jon is responsible for managing the charity, its finances & programmes; as a Landscape Architect & Town Planner, he also provides woodland planning, planting & management consultancy services.

  • Anna Brunton

    Anna Brunton

    Community Trees & Woodlands Officer

    Anna has worked in conservation since leaving college in 1994 and in woodland management since 2003. Anna runs Bristol's Greenstreets (with Bristol City Council), the Lyde Green - Overscourt project, Trees for Learning and provides woodland skills training.

  • Nicola Ramsden

    Nicola Ramsden

    Health & Wellbeing Officer

    Nicola was a biologist and botanist before training to be a Forest School leader. Nicola delivers our expanding Woodland wellbeing programme, running woodland activities tailored to the needs of people with dementia, learning difficulties and mental health issues.

  • Alex Stone

    Alex Stone

    Business & Partnerships Officer

    Alex has recently joined our team after 8 years of charity work across Bristol & Avon, including with a large nature conservation charity. Alex has previously set up new projects, nurtured partnerships and delivered year round nature activities. Alex works with business sponsors and the wider community, helping them to support and get involved in our tree & woodland projects and activities.


  • Jon Attwood

    Jon Attwood

    Forest School Level 1 Trainer

    Jon has worked for/ with the Forest of Avon Trust since 2010 running Forest School training and wellbeing activities. He now combines running his own business with delivering our Level 1 Forest School training and school activities. Previously, Jon lead a range of conservation groups in the Bristol area.

  • Jackie Roby

    Jackie Roby

    Forest School Leader (Level 3) Trainer

    Jackie is a qualified teacher, forest school leader and trainer, an outdoor first-aider and has a PGDip in Education. Jackie runs Go Wild Education and we have worked with her since 2014 to run our Forest School Level 3 training. Prior to this, worked for many of Bristol's green institutions including the Avon Gorge and Downs Wildlife Project, Bristol Zoo and the Wild Place Project.

  • Rachel Tomlinson

    Rachel Tomlinson

    Woodland Activities Leader

    Rachel has worked with us for 9 years delivering training and running woodland activities. Rachel works with Nicola Ramsden to deliver our Woodland Wellbeing activities for adults with learning disabilities, people with mental health needs and people with dementia.


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