Avenue restored!

Some of you will have been following the build-up to the restoration of the lost avenue that once led to the front of Kings Weston House, well now its happened! Over two days, the 1st and 2nd of December seventeen trees were replanted in the original locations of the lost originals that had first been planted in about 1700.

The avenue was restored as a memorial project to Tim Denning, co-founder of KWAG who died suddenly in 2012. It has been made possible through generous donations from Tim’s friends and family, as well as Bristol Port Co and many other donors who were keen to see the historic avenue replaced.

Bristol Tree Pips organised the two day event with us and ensured that there was plenty of opportunity for volunteers and local schools to get involved and play their part in a project that will hopefully take many decades to flourish.

You’ll find a full gallery of photos documenting the restoration here. Photos are courtesy of Bob Pitchford.

School children lend Helen Humphries of Bristol Tree Pips a welcome hand

School children lend Helen Humphries of Bristol Tree Pips a welcome hand

Helen Humphries leading a school group in tree planting

Helen Humphries leading a school group in tree planting

KWAG volunteers post-ramming the protective stakes around trees

KWAG volunteers post-ramming the protective stakes around trees

The view of the full length of the avenue from the roof of Kings Weston House

The view of the full length of the avenue from the roof of Kings Weston House

 

 

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