Become a Friend of the Forest of Avon Trust

Become a Friend of the Forest of Avon Trust

Join us and become one of our Friends!

You can directly support our campaigns, projects and activities by becoming a Friend of the Forest of Avon Trust from just £3/ month.

Your support will enable us to increase our work, expand the Forest of Avon and connect more people to our trees and woodlands. 

Joining Us Is Easy

Set up a regular monthly donation of £3 or more. 

In return for a monthly donation of £3 or more you will receive:

  • Regular e-news
  • Opportunities to volunteer to care for woods or plant trees (These are currently limited due to Covid 19)

Supporting our Work

By becoming a Friend, you directly support our work and our 10 goals in the next 10 years

  1. Plant 500,000 native trees and shrubs with support from our partners and the community.
  2. Produce the Forest of Avon Plan, using this to guide tree planting and natural colonisation to the best places for people and wildlife.
  3. Work with 100 communities in areas of low tree cover to plant trees, enabling them to benefit from them.
  4. Support landowners to improve a further 500 hectares of woodland, containing up to 1 million trees.
  5. Provide free advice on ash dieback which could kill 12% of trees and also other tree diseases, protecting the trees we have and replacing those lost.
  6. Expand our woodland wellbeing activities across the whole of the West of England, enabling 50,000 people in need to learn about, improve and benefit from their local woodlands.
  7. Involve 100,000 people in volunteering, benefiting wellbeing and providing life and work skills.
  8. Run an online hub to support local people in planning, funding, planting and caring for trees, linking to local groups.
  9. Improve access to and within 50 local woodlands and promote the 45-mile Community Forest Path.
  10. Ensure the West of England continues to be strongly represented in national funding and policy decisions about trees.

    This is on top of our ongoing work managing woodlands, improving public access, running wellbeing activities, delivering Forest School training, raising awareness and securing national and regional funding for our area!

    We get things done and with your help we can do so much more.

    By becoming a Friend you will be part of something big, do your bit, have fun and transform the West of England and the lives of everyone in our community.

    For now and for our future.


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