Trees for Climate

Trees for Climate

Trees for Climate: Great New Grants for Tree Planting

Trees for Climate is a new, flexible and attractive tree planting grant scheme available across Bristol, Bath& NE Somerset, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire. 

The scheme was launched on 6th December 2020 and in the 2020/21 planting season will result in the planting of around 17 hectares of trees across our region, with 100,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide being stored across England's Community Forests in years to come from this planting season alone. More news to follow as the trees are planted. 

If you own land and want to plant trees, this should be your first stop: grants can support planting of feathered/ standard trees, community tree planting schemes and farm woodlands. In addition, the Forest of Avon Trust can provide free advice to support you with your application.

Trees for Climate is run by the Forest of Avon Trust, one of England's Community Forests and funded by Defra. More details about Trees for Climate nationally can be found HERE

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Trees for Climate Grant Details

Trees for Climate should be your first stop to fund tree & woodland planting in Avon/ West of England. 

Applications are assessed on value for money and contribution to Community Forest objectives including landscape enhancement; biodiversity; climate and catchment management; and sustainable timber production. 

In 20.21 the Forest of Avon Trust is working with North Somerset Council, Bath & North East Somerset Council, Bristol Water, Churchill School and Cleve Archers to help plant and establish 17ha of trees. We plan to deliver a further 330ha (500,000+ trees) in the next four planting seasons.

We can offer free impartial advice on Trees for Climate and the other tree planting grant schemes which are available. including the, Woodland Carbon Fund (large-scale productive forestry) and the Woodland Carbon Guarantee, where carbon sequestration is an objective and can be added to both the above schemes. 

The advisory team is lead 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 & landowners to plant farm woodlands, meeting a wide-range of objectives. Jon is also a Chartered Landscape Architect and Town Planner. Jon works with Anna Brunton, another skilled and experienced advisor. 

Trees for Climate Scheme details, application forms and conditions will shortly be available to download.

In the meantime, if you would like further details, please email; jonclark@forestofavontrust.org