A new planning application has been lodged - No. 18/00634/P. Here, for example, is the proposed new layout. For those of you who would like to comment, you have until March 26th to do so. The Determination Deadline is 16 May next. So far there have been five objections and something called a 'Statement of [...]
A recent study* has used i-Tree Canopy^ (a free-to-use tool developed by the USDA Forest Service) to survey the tree canopy cover (TCC) of 282 towns and cities in England.
Representatives of the Woodland Trust, The Bristol Tree Forum, The Forest of Avon Trust and Bristol City Council met last Thursday 1 March to start the process of developing a Tree Strategy for Bristol. This is the first tentative step in a process which will include consultation and involvement of all those groups and individuals [...]
In a quiet street in Brislington East there used to stand an apple tree, planted, the residents think, at about the same time that the street was developed, sometime in the 1930s.
If you would like to get a tree planted on a street near you this winter, you will need to make sure that you have submitted your sponsorship request well before the end of this December.
Over the summer, the owners of the Eastgate Retail Park, Consolidated Properties Group, submitted plans for the redevelopment of the east end of the retail park. (170/01580/P) Currently the area comprises a drive-thru Burger King, a car park in front and an area of woodland behind. The proposal is to replace the Burger King building [...]
Cost of planting replacement trees will remain at £295. Only trees planted in new sites will be charged at £765. Bristol City Council is looking for new ways to fund street tree maintenance - both short and long-term.
The Sheffield Tree Action Group or STAG is urgently fundraising to support the legal fees of eight of its members.
Questions to the Mayor for the Member Forum to he held on 18 July 2017 at 17:00.
Bristol's street trees are struggling in this recent hot, dry spell - especially the newly planted ones that have yet to get established. So, please keep watering any newly-planted trees and send us photos of new trees that are in trouble or have died.
Having spent 3 years as a climber in Bristol on the Council contract undertaking much of the pollarding work and as a current resident of the city I not only find this situation shocking but also very worrying.
Notes of a public meeting of the Bristol Tree Forum held in the City Hall, Bristol on July 4, 2017
Meeting of the Bristol Tree Forum - 6.00 pm to 8.pm Tuesday 4th July, The Writing Room, City Hall, Bristol
Lots of newly-planted trees on The Downs and elsewhere are suffering from lack of water in this unusually dry weather. Many trees are dying.
You are invited to a meeting at Bristol City Hall on Tuesday, 04 July 2017 between 6 and 8 pm.
Many thanks to all of you who have lodged comments on this application (nine so far). Here is one great example:
Bristol's trees are constantly under threat from development, especially when the commercial value of the land they grow on is so great and the public amenity value they offer is not thought worthy of consideration.
Bristol's street trees saved?
With Bristol City Council’s budget cuts, two decisions have been made regarding the management of Bristol’s treescape that make no economic sense, and threaten the reputation of the City as a Green and pleasant place to live and locate a business.