Branching out as Horfield Common trees are planted

December 22 2014

ANYONE who frequents Horfield Common would have noticed a series of new trees cropping up.

ANYONE who frequents Horfield Common would have noticed a series of new trees cropping up.

A total of 58 have now been planted, with additional hedgerows made up of whips.

The scheme to plant the trees, which are 3 to 4 metres in height, was approved in September 2014 following two years of planning with Tree Bristol.

Ten of the trees were funded by Bristol City Council, while the remaining were afforded by businesses and members of the public sponsoring a tree.

Art gallery, Room 212 and Joe’s Bakery were just two of the local businesses who sponsored a tree.

Sarah Thorp, Room 212 owner, said: “I hadn’t appreciated the true value of trees until I took my daughter, Isis, to help me plant one at the common. I explained to my 7-year-old that she will one day be able to bring her grandchildren to see them.”

Opportunities for volunteers to get involved in supporting the delivery of Horfield Common’s tree plan, by clearing large amounts of scrub in Wellington Hill playing field, are also taking place every Saturday this month, starting from January 10, 10am-1pm.

For more information, visit: friendsofhorfieldcommon.weebly.com

Sarah Thorp with daughter Isis and artist Laura Robertson