Trees for Schools

Trees for Schools

The charity is passionate about the importance of engaging children (and others) in the natural world and there is no better way to do this than by planting a tree.  We currently offer two schemes to support children & teachers to plant native broadleaf trees & shrubs in school grounds and to care for them in to the future. 

Trees for Learning Trees & Support

The Forest of Avon Trust is being funded by Defra (as part of a national programme for all Community Forests) to work with schools to promote the benefits of trees & woodlands and to support them to plant trees to improve school grounds. This scheme is available to primary schools across the Forest of Avon Community Forest (Bristol & Avon) and the Great Western Community Forest (in & around Swindon). If you are interested, please email: Anna Brunton.

School’s Orchard Programme

Now in its sixth year with over 50 school orchards planted, the Forest of Avon Trust works with schools in Bristol & Avon every year to provide free orchards of ten fruit trees. Orchards can include apples, pears, plums or cherries: all top quality English stock. Sponsors have included Airbus UK, John Lewis Partnership, Pukka Herbs and most recently, Western Power Distribution: thank you all! in 2017, we also attracted private sponsorship to plant an additional orchard. If you are interested, please email Anna Brunton. The number of orchards offered each years depends on the sponsorship available.

With your help we can do SO much more.