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Talk: Avon Needs Trees and the Great Avon Wood

  • 28/11/23
  • 19:00 - 21:00
  • Pay what you feel

More details: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/rspb-bristol/talk-avon-needs-trees-and-the-great-avon-wood/e-xgbmrl


We need more trees around Bristol. Over recent centuries the Bristol-Avon catchment area has lost most of its woodland and is now one of the most deforested parts of the UK. So what is being done, and how can we all play our part?

Avon Needs Trees (ANT) is a registered charity creating new, permanent woodland throughout the Bristol-Avon catchment to fight the climate and ecological emergencies. They fundraise to buy land to create woodlands that will stand for generations, locking up carbon, boosting local biodiversity, and providing natural flood management as well as publicly accessible green space where appropriate.

In this engaging talk, we will hear from Trustees Mark Funnell and John Chew about how it all started, what they are doing to improve habitats for birds and other wildlife, and the work they are doing to reach out to communities across the Bristol-Avon catchment.

Perhaps most excitingly, we’ll also find out how to get directly involved, by hearing from Heather Mack about their most ambitious project to date, Great Avon Wood (a project in partnership with Forest of Avon Trust).

Come along to find out about this amazing, local project, and what you can do to help leave a positive legacy for future generations!

Tickets are free, with any donations being split between Avon Needs Trees and the RSPB Bristol Local Group to help put on future events.

Please note that food and hot/fizzy drinks are not permitted in the venue.

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