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Avon Needs Trees

Avon Needs Trees (ANT) is a charity working to increase the number of trees in and around my home town, Bristol. Over recent centuries the Bristol-Avon catchment area has lost most of its woodland and is now one of the most deforested parts of the UK.

ANT create new permanent woodland to help both the climate and biodiversity crises. They have a number of woodlands where they have planted and maintain thousands of native trees to improve biodiversity and capture C02.

They have a team of hundreds of volunteers and experts in order to undertake full surveys of woodlands, undertake planting and maintenance. This enables them to plant the right tree in the right place and maximise the benefits that their reforesting brings.

The build

ANT needed a WordPress website built to a design that their in-house designer produced. The design gives the user an easily-navigable site which displays a range of information clearly – from learning about the charity, to recruiting new volunteers.

I built the site using a custom WordPress build that is easy to update and maintain. Using ACF, the user is able to add, edit and delete content easily, while also having the ability to drag and drop to reorder the content. All the sections of the site are modular meaning that new pages can be constructed in a logical manner.

As part of trying to build carbon-neutral websites, I used Krystal hosting to host the site. Krystal use Ecotricity, the first company in the UK to offer true 100% renewable energy, to power their data centres and offices. Also, Krystal say the following on their website:

We work with key partners including Trees for Life, Ecologi and 1t.org to create a path to a cleaner future. We balance profit with purpose and are B Corp pending.

The result

ANT and their stakeholders were very impressed with the site. It is easy to update and maintain by their team which keeps costs to a minimum. The site also scores well on Google Lighthouse, which is good for users and beneficial in terms of SEO.

More of my WordPress projects can be viewed here.