Dear Friend of Bristol’s Trees –

It’s been a busy 6 weeks for the TreeForum trying to keep Bristol’s re-treeing program on track. Read  this one pager to see how we are doing. Kind regards – Clive Stevens (Chair BTF)

PS – I have been notified that Frank Kelf died in October 2013. Frank was responsible for Bristol's contribution to “Plant a tree in 73” and then “Plant some more in 74".  Frank  worked for Bristol City Council and together with the Bristol Civic Society, planted some 4,000 street trees  during that period.   Vassili Papastavrou, who wrote this paragraph, had the pleasure of meeting Frank and corresponding with him.  Frank was a true radical, a great believer in the importance of trees and uniquely inside the system.

All the best – Clive Stevens (Chair, Bristol TreeForum).


PS – new (draft) tree forum website on


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Comment by Fo SAP on January 29, 2014 at 15:15

The most recent Bristol Tree Forum report is now on this blog.

Remember 'Plant a Tree in '73?

Comment by Jo Corke on October 8, 2013 at 15:11

News from the Forestry Commission in the South West:  You may have heard that a new 'wider environment' case of Chalara fraxinea infection (causing Chalara dieback of ash) has been confirmed in mid-Devon. Some of the trees affected were planted up to 16 years ago and it is likely that the disease has been present at this site for some years. Please therefore continue to be vigilant and check any ash trees and ash woodland which you manage for signs of this disease, especially trees planted within the past 20 years. Refer to the video and pictorial guides on our website for help to recognise the symptoms ( If you have concerns, please report them through the Tree Alert app or online form available at, preferably including photos, so that the report can be assessed and followed up if necessary. An advisory note is attached which gives further information.

Comment by Fo SAP on July 8, 2013 at 12:56

Notes of the TreeForum recent meeting (1.7.13) now posted on this blog.

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