Tree Planting Conservation Day

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  • Conservation

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Spend a day planting trees and help create the Great Avon Wood, a new 100-acre woodland just south of Bristol. Over the next three years, hundreds of volunteers will help plant and care for 40,000 trees. Announced in February 2023, this is a new project from local charity Avon Needs Trees, their most ambitious to date. We've arranged an AOAC tree planting day which is run for us by Avon Needs Trees. 

You’ll learn the techniques for planting native tree saplings: over 30 different species will be planted at Great Avon Wood. No experience necessary!

The site is in the beautiful countryside on the northern edge of the Chew Valley, only 5 miles from central Bristol. You can cycle, drive or catch a bus. The day will run from 10am to 4pm. You will need wellies or boots, suitable clothing, a packed lunch and a flask. All tools will be provided, including gardening gloves but if you can bring your own that would be appreciated. The site has shelter and toilets.

There is no charge for this event (other than the usual 25p booking fee).

Avon Needs Trees - Great Avon Wood block 2 layout


Great Avon Wood is bought to us by Avon Needs Trees working with Forest of Avon Trust, the Woodland Trust, Defra, WECA and The National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Non-members may attend but must sign up directly with Avon Needs Trees here.

In the event of extreme weather, Avon Needs Trees may cancel the event, please check your email the evening before if the weather looks bad.

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