Birmingham Trees for Life
Welcome to Birmingham Trees for Life. Whether you live near an open space that needs more trees, or would like to plant a tree to commemorate a special event, or you are just concerned to do something for the environment, Birmingham Trees for Life will be of interest to you. Every winter we organise tree planting events in parks and public open spaces across the city. The City Council owns these parks, and BTFL works in partnership with the Parks Managers, Rangers and Friends of Parks. If you know of a park near you that needs more trees, please get in touch.
Local residents are encouraged to come and help plant the trees, or just watch. We involve local school children in nearly all our planting events. If you are are a Birmingham-based business, perhaps you would like to get out and do something of value to your community – why not sponsor tree planting or tree-related activity in your city?
We also organise special Community Planting Days, when people who have sponsored trees get the opportunity to come along and plant their own special tree themselves. If you would like to join in the next sponsored planting event, you can sponsor a tree here.
Our city has many trees, but we need more and we need to replace those that are becoming old or diseased ........... so let's get planting!
The 2014-15 planting season was our busiest year yet - we planted over 12,500 trees across Birmingham's parks and open spaces, including our 40,000th tree! Over 1200 local people were involved in helping us to plant them - thanks to all of you. Information about each event, and lots of pictures, can be found on our Blog and Past Projects pages.
The Big Tree Plant programme has also now finished - over the four years of this national Government-funded project, BTFL planted over 21,000 of the one million trees planted nationally. We hope that successive Governments will introduce similar schemes to enable organisations like ours to continue this fantastic work.
Don't forget - if you know of a park near you that needs more trees, get in touch!