Bristol Tree Strategy
BCC has made fund available for enhancing tree planting and developing a Tree Strategy for Bristol. Bristol Tree Forum are working with Bristol City Council, Woodland Trust, Forest of Avon Trust and other organisations in this initiative.
One Tree Per Child planting in 2021/22
After another successful planting year, we are working on mapping the areas planted this year. You can find them here
One Tree Per Child planting in 2020/21
Thanks to the excellent data captured and provided by the One Tree Per Child
team this year, we have been able to map all the planting sites in schools and openspaces of woodland, hedges and the new Tiny Forest. You can find them all
. We hope to be able to map previous years so we have a full record of this planting program which has now planted 60,000 trees since it started in 2014.
Sounds of Nature April 2021
An events organisation Wild Rumpus
recently launched an initiative to gather records of the sounds of forests and woodlands across the UK called Your Forest
. You can submit your own recordings to the site.
So far there are recordings in the following places in the Bristol area: (look under links)
Integration with iNaturalist March 2021
is a popular app for identifying and recording wildlife observations. We have added links to select observations by species - eg
(look for the link under search) and of the Plants on a site eg.
St Andrews Park
Animations of Canopy changes over the past 20 years March 2021
Tree Canopy in Bristol March 2021
We have been developing our tool for estimating the tree canopy
for areas of Bristol including wards and the whole of Bristol. This tool uses our own version of the i-Tree Canopy method based on random samples of points in an area. The overall finding from our re-surveying of the whole of the Bristol City area based on 2020 Google Earth imagery is that the percentage of Tree Canopy area in Bristol is about the same as it was in 2018, that is about 18.5%.
Trees for your street
Bristol City Council does not plant street trees unless these are funded. There are 846 tree sites available to sponsor privately or by a local groups. Here is a List and map of available sites