Bristol TreeForum: updated 22.04.2016
(about the logo: It's a tree hugging a person, who is hugging the tree in thanks. That's what it's all about; trees protecting people from air pollution, urban heat waves, flooding and our general wrecking of the environment. We have a number of other logo candidates better than this, when we have enough we will present them all for you to choose the best)
We are a large band of volunteers dedicated to increasing the tree canopy cover of Bristol
Why? Because tree cover brings so many benefits to an urban environment, public health, economic growth, reduced pollution and flooding, wildlife, local food and better well-being.
Activities: We comment on Planning Policies and Applications, find locations to plant new trees, help link up with interested parties and community groups, source funding, protect veteran trees.
Chair: Peter Harnett (email address top left)
Secretary: Clive Stevens, Treasurer: John Tarlton
Tree Champions: Richard Bland (Clifton), Jim Smith (Filwood), Guy Malkerson (Bedminster), Stephanie French (Stoke Bishop, Henleaze and Westbury upon Trym), TBA (Bishopston), Clive Stevens (Cotham and Redland), Hugh Holden (St Werburgh's) and Karen Sillence (High Kingsdown).
TREE FORUM news:
Picture: Clive Stevens next to the Bloy Street tree.
Bristol's 200 most important trees:50 trees with girths of over five metres, and the champion trees of 150 other species, all identified by 8 figure grid refs, which can be used via Get a grid on google to pinpoint the tree. Also has species lists, including measured significant trees for most, but not all, public spaces.Richard can send this information to anyone interested, email: email@example.comTree used to value London's Tree Cover
Minutes of meeting with George Ferguson 17th April
26.03.15: NEWSLETTER March 2015 available
08.06.14: Conservation Volunteers available
18.05.14: Long term care for young trees.
11.04.14: Civic Society Article regarding Plant a tree in 73.
08.03.14: Saving an ancient tree in Wales
03.03.14: Loss of Justin Smith; Council Woodland & Wildlife Officer
20.02.14: Bristol Post; Gran about town
16.02.14: RIBA Architects) City Health Check : Exec Summary
14.02.14: TreePiPS planting events Feb & March 2014
27.01.14: Frank Kelf Obituary by Vassili Papastavrou
25.01.14: Horse Chestnut Pests
13.01.14: George Monbiot on trees reduce flooding dramatically.
30.12.13: Latest project: PiPS: watch PiPS video here (50MB: This is still in draft form) PiPS stands for Planting in Primary Schools and is the first and perhaps the most ambitious of the Bristol European Green Capital 2015 projects.
17.12.13: TreeForum BCAP amendment passes Full Council 55 votes to nil.
14.11.13: Latest university research: Trees and Green Infrastructure can help local economic growth.
Next meeting in October probably.