Great Avon Wood
Forest of Avon and Avon Needs Trees have announced our most ambitious project yet! Our two charities have worked together to jointly own over 100 acres of land near the village of Pensford. This project truly stamps Forest of Avon’s mark on the region and accelerates the charities' ambitious goal to double tree cover by 2050 (link to the plan). Over the next three years, volunteers will help to plant and care for 40,000 trees supplied by the Woodland Trust as part of the Emergency Tree Fund.
Read all about the project here: Welcome to Great Avon Wood: Our biggest project to date! | Forest Of Avon Trust
We need everyone's’ help to get those spades in the ground and help with the first phase of planting! People can sign up at Avon Needs Trees’ website Volunteering - Avon Needs Trees. There are planting days on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays throughout February and March.
To donate to sustain Great Avon Wood - get in touch with Alex, Director at firstname.lastname@example.org - we will be setting up a giving page specifically for Great Avon Wood project shortly.
Organise a corporate volunteering day through our partner Avon Needs Trees here.
Funding for the land purchase has been provided through DEFRA’s Trees for Climate Programme. Funding to deliver the woodland creation has also been provided by the The West of England Combined Authority and The National Lottery Heritage Fund and Woodland Trust, who are supplying all 40,000 trees. We would also like to thank the amazing volunteers who are giving their time to make Great Avon Wood a reality.