Trees for Climate is a Defra backed grant being delivered through England's Community Forests, tailored to the tree planting needs of communities and landowners across urban and rural areas. It is available in Bristol, Bath& NE Somerset, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire. In Year 1, between December 2020 and March 2021, the Forest of Avon Trust worked with North Somerset Council, Bath & North East Somerset Council, Bristol Water, Churchill School and Cleve Archers to help plant and establish 15.5ha of trees. We plan to support a further 330ha (500,000+ trees) over the next four planting seasons.
Trees for Climate covers all agreed costs, including establishment and maintenance and can support planting of feathered/standard trees, hedgerows with trees, community planting including orchards, and farm woodlands.
Applications are assessed on value for money and contribution to Community Forest objectives, including landscape enhancement; biodiversity; climate and catchment management; community benefit and engagement and sustainable timber production.
We offer free advice on Trees for Climate and the other tree planting grant schemes which are available and can help you develop proposals and secure Forestry Commission regulatory approvals.
The advisory team is led by Jon Clark who has worked at a senior level in community forestry for 30 years. Over this time Jon has worked closely with farmers and landowners to plant farm woodlands, meeting a wide-range of objectives. Jon works with grant advisors Anna Brunton and Jack McCrickard who bring a wealth of experience to their roles.
If you would like further details, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org (Bath & NE Somerset & North Somerset)
or call 0117 963 3383 (option 2 or 3)
Trees for Climate is run by the Forest of Avon Trust, as one of England's Community Forests and funded by Defra. Information about Trees for Climate nationally can be found HERE