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What impact will climate change have on Bristol’s tree network and how would the city benefit from the Forest of Avon Trust’s initiatives like ‘Trees for Climate’?

Join us for a guided walk around Clifton Downs and Avon Gorge hosted by Alex and Jack from the Forest of Avon Trust.


22 Sep


12:00 - 14:00


Clifton Downs

Along the route, Forest of Avon Trust will provide talks on the effects that climate change has and is expected to have in the future on trees and biodiversity, initiatives that seek to address these issues, carbon sequestration, tree identification and much more! Our aim is to encourage everyone to gain a greater understanding of trees, their role in tackling climate change, and how as individuals and professionals we can get involved to make a difference.

There will be a midway picnic, so please bring a packed lunch if you would like to, some nibbles will also be provided. Places are limited to 30 so do book early to guarantee your place.

Jack McCrickard, Tree and Woodland Officer for Bristol and South Gloucestershire
Jack McCrickard

Following a comprehensive background in conservation, Jack moved to Bristol to run Bristol City Council’s One Tree Per Child volunteer programme and then joined the Forest of Avon Trust in February this year to support the Trees for Climate programme to support the planting of up to 75 hectares of trees this season. Jack has a particular passion for orchards and fruit trees.

Alex Stone, Deputy Executive Director – Forest of Avon Trust
Alex Stone

Alex joined the Trust last year after many years working in the charity sector, including for the RSPB. Alex is supporting the Trust’s Trees for Climate work and implementing the Forest of Avon Plan: A Tree and Woodland Strategy for the West of England with partners across Bristol and the region. Alex is keen that charities like the Forest of Avon Trust build fresh connections with businesses across all sectors, particularly to have those conversations about how trees can work with, rather than against, other needs and land uses such as for housing, food supply, community resources and improved health.

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