Talking Trees Bristol

Talking Trees Bristol

Talking Trees Bristol aims to get the city talking about trees and invites you to pledge your support for an ambitious new target to double the city’s canopy cover by 2050.

Urban trees work hard for us. They’re our neighbours. Old friends. They’re at the heart of our community. They add character to our streets, join us on our daily commute and provide a host of benefits for people, wildlife and our urban environment.

But they’re under threat.

We need to work together to protect the trees we have and to plant more for the future. Bristol City Council, Bristol Tree Forum, Forest of Avon Trust and the Woodland Trust are working in partnership on an exciting plan to double the current tree canopy cover.

To become a greener city, we need everyone to get involved. Here’s what you can do:

Post a tree selfie to pledge your support for doubling the canopy cover with the hashtag #TalkingTreesBristol and follow @TalkingTreesUK and @talkingtreesuk.




Volunteer to help Forest of Avon Trust survey Bristol’s trees. Or Volunteer to help plant trees as part of One Tree Per Child




Plant trees in your garden, get tree planting advice or get FREE trees for your school or community directly from the Woodland Trust. Or find out more about Forest of Avon Trust’s Trees for Learning Programme



Sponsor a tree in Bristol and help plant a new generation of trees across Bristol’s public spaces, parks, grass verges and streets.




Apply for a street trees celebration starter kit from the Woodland Trust, to celebrate the trees you love and help to raise awareness of the benefits they provide.



Find out more about trees in Bristol and enter your favourite in Bristol Tree Forum’s Tree of the Year competition.




The Charter for Trees, Woods and People sets out the principles for a society in which people and trees can stand stronger together. Sign the Charter here.