One Tree Per Child

One Tree Per Child

Volunteer to help us plant trees or have your say on where we plant trees.

Volunteer days are up and running again but at a limited capacity.

See below for details on how to book your place.

One Tree Per Child plants trees in schools, parks and open spaces.

All the trees, tools and equipment we use is sponsored by our partners.

We’ve planted 60,000 trees since 2014 and we continue to plant over 6,000 trees per year. We’re creating plans to show you how we’re going to do this and we’ll share them with you here so that you can comment.

We beat our first target of 36,000 trees as part of the European Green Capital year in  2015. This represented one tree for each of Bristol’s primary school students. Find out how we did this on the Bristol 247 website.

Volunteer and training programme

Join us on Wednesdays to help us plant trees through autumn and winter and maintain them through spring and summer.

This will give you the chance to meet new people in beautiful green spaces whilst we look after the city’s green infrastructure.

The days run from 10am to 2pm with all tools and training provided for free.

We’ll be working in long grass with some bramble and nettle so please wear long trousers to protect your legs. Otherwise, you just need sturdy shoes and suitable clothing for the weather.

Bring a packed lunch and plenty of water.

Dates

  • 7 October: Weeding and mulching young trees, Eastwood Farm
  • 14 October: Weeding and mulching, Bedminster Common
  • 21 October: Mulch mat removal, Eastwood Farm
  • 28 October: Mulching and weeding young trees, Bedminster Common

Where to meet

For Eastwood Farm, park along Wyndham Crescent, Brislington East, BS4 4SX. The access track is to the side of number 17. Find on Google maps.

For Bedminster Common, park next to Brunel’s Burger Van on Bridgewater Road, BS13 7AQ. Find on Google maps.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We'll observe social distancing, provide hand sanitiser and a pair of gardening gloves to each volunteer. Bring your own gloves if you have them.

Because of social distancing measures we're limiting the number of volunteers at each event.

Book a place

To book your place contact Jack at jack.mccrickard@bristol.gov.uk

Mailing list

Sign up to our mailing list on Mailchimp to keep up to date with all future maintenance and planting events.

Arrange for us to visit your school

We can deliver school assemblies and storytelling sessions, covering a range of tree-based topics.

We can also send a tree expert to teach children about trees. If you don’t have spare land to plant trees, we’ll organise somewhere for the session to take place.

If you’d like us to visit your school, email onetreeperchild@bristol.gov.uk.

Have your say on our tree planting plans

Daisy Field

This plan proposes to extend the existing orchard area with 20 new fruit trees, using local varieties.

View the draft Daisy Field planting map (pdf, 463KB) (opens new window)

Manor Woods Valley

This plan proposes to create a new area of woodland in the dry valley at the Vale Lane entrance to the park.

View the draft Manor Woods Valley planting map (pdf, 429KB) (opens new window)

Ridgeway Playing Fields

This plan proposes to create several new areas of woodland in Ridgeway Playing Fields with the aim of connecting the woodland along the Railway Path to Coombe Brook Nature Reserve to the east.

View the draft Ridgeway Playing Fields planting map (pdf, 462KB) (opens new window)

Rodney Road Playing Fields

This plan proposes to improve the biodiveristy and interest of this piece of amenity grassland by adding a small area of woodland and an orchard.

View the draft Rodney Road Playing Fields planting map (pdf, 395KB) (opens new window)

Trym Valley Open Space

This plan proposes to create several new areas of tree planting in Trym Valley Open Space.

View the draft Trym Valley Open Space planting map (pdf, 474KB) (opens new window)

How to comment

You can comment on our draft tree planting plans by:

Where we're planting trees

Tree planting will begin again in November.

Contact us at onetreeperchild@bristol.gov.uk if you want to get involved.

Annual reports

These annual reports contain the tree planting details and locations for each year: