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Weʼre raising £620 to replace 2 diseased street trees in Egerton Road, Bishopston, Bristol

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Egerton Road, Bishopston, Bristol

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Following the successes of crowd funding to replace trees in Longmead Avenue (see Bishopston Voice), Maple Road and Berkeley Road, the community in Egerton Road is stepping up to the challenge of raising £590 to replace 2 diseased street trees situated near nos 24/26 (Ref 100013.5) and no 33 Egerton Road (Ref 100017.5).

The council no longer replace diseased trees free of charge and are therefore we are asking sponsorhip from the community of £295 each to replace the two trees with ornamental pear trees:-

Planting and watering service: supply, plant, stake and cage the tree and water it for 2 years to ensure it establishes at £295 for each tree. Optional extra: for £25 the council will fit a commemorative plaque."

The replacement trees will be Pyrus calleryana 'Chanticleer' aka Ornamental Pear. About ten examples of these can be seen in various locations along the street. Eventually there will be an avenue of pears, although this may take many years. The ornamental pears are smaller and offer blossom and fruit for the birds. Their smaller size means they won't need pruning/hacking back as often as the remaining limes. Trees also help control particulate pollution.

For information and background, including a map of these and other trees available for sponsorship (or adoption) across the city, here is a link to Bristol City Council's Tree sponsorship page.

There has already been a constructive and supportive discussion on the Egerton Road community Facebook page prior to this sponsorship drive. Thank you for your support!

Here are some examples of existing ornamental pears in the road:-

Here are the 2 tree felling notices on the diseased trees:-

Here are other examples of the oranamental pear on the street:-

Please contact me at number 26 if you would rather donate by cash or cheque.

If we raise more than the target amount, perhaps we could use extra funds to sponsor a tree in a poorer neighbourhood, or adopt a tree from the council's scheme.

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  • Thomas Lander5 days ago
    Thomas Lander

    Thomas Lander

    5 days ago

    Fund-raising target exceeded, trees saved! Thank you for your generous support and kind words. I will leave the page open for another week or two, then see how much surplus funds we have & canvass what to do e.g. sponsor a tree elsewhere, adopt a tree, or keep funds for future replacement(s) in Egerton Road – suggestions welcome. At this point I am not proposing the £25 per tree plaque option. The Bishopston Society, Bishopston Matters and Bishopston Voice have offered news features in their publications, web site and/or Facebook pages.

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  • Thomas Lander10 days ago
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    Thomas Lander

    10 days ago

    Thank you for your generous support. We are most of the way there! I have written to our local councillors, St Bonaventure's Primary and Early Years school, St Bonaventure's church, Bishopston Voice, Bishopston Matters and Bishopston Society. PS I had not taken into account the 5% fee that JustGiving require, meaning we have to raise £620! (£590 + ~£30). One way or another I am sure I can cover that. Here is a picture penned by a young resident that we have attached to each tree to make my wordy notices more appealing... :-) Thank you.

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Page last updated on: 4/24/2018 10:44 AM

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  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Apr 24, 2018

    Thanks for the work you're doing to replace the trees...

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Apr 24, 2018

    .. for trees. Cheers!

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Apr 24, 2018

    Thanks for the flyer for the replacement trees. Happy to chip in.

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Apr 22, 2018

    Thank you for organising this tree re-planting. Best regards from David Elder and Charlotte Collin 78 Egerton Rd

    £50.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Apr 21, 2018

    Tree donation

  • Tom Lander at 26

    Tom Lander at 26

    Apr 21, 2018

    Off-line cash donations from 4 households. Thank You very much indeed for helping to replace the trees. (Some earlier cash / cheques totalling £70 already added as 'anonymous').

    £85.00

  • Andrew Glester

    Andrew Glester

    Apr 19, 2018

    Great stuff, everyone.

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Thomas Lander

Thomas Lander

Egerton Road, Bishopston, Bristol

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