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Birmingham Trees for Life

Welcome to Birmingham Trees for Life, Birmingham’s dedicated tree planting charity.  Every winter we organise tree planting events in parks and public open spaces across the city, and since 2006 we have planted over 70,000 trees!  The City Council owns these parks, and BTFL works in partnership with the Parks Managers, Rangers and Friends of Parks.

We involve local school children in nearly all our planting events, and welcome local residents and community groups who would like to come along to help too.  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 in your city and get involved? 

Each year we hold a ‘Friends & Family’ planting event, when people who have sponsored trees get the opportunity to come along and plant their own trees themselves. If you would like to join in the next sponsored planting event, you can sponsor trees 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 2018-19 season starts in mid-November – check out our blog for information on upcoming events.  Last winter, we held 22 planting events all over the city, and involved over 600 children and adults in planting nearly 7000 trees.  You can read our most recent Annual Review here .

Over 70,000 trees planted

Over 10,000 local people involved

Avenue of trees for Senneleys!

November 15, 2018

The Friends, and pupils from Woodcock Hill Primary School, helped plant 10 new interesting standard trees along one of the central avenues in the park today. Catch them in action via this link Today was unusual as the adults on site out numbered the pupils , but that was mainly… Read more

Great start to the BTFL season at Harvest Fields Centre

November 14, 2018

What a great start to our planting for this Winter as we were joined on site by our ‘regulars’ at Harvest Fields.  Little Sutton Primary School have already worked with us to plant larger trees on this site and we were pleased to also welcome some staff from Waitrose in… Read more

Almost time to visit Harvest Fields Centre again…..Wednesday!

November 12, 2018

BTFL will be back adding to our last tree planting at Harvest Fields Centre with pupils from Welsh House Farm Primary School and staff from the  sponsors of the trees……Waitrose, Sutton Coldfield.  Last year we were joined by the Lord Mayor but this time they are ‘going it alone’!  Fingers… Read more

Information about all our events, and lots of pictures, can be found on our blog.

Don’t forget – if you know of a park near you that needs more trees, get in touch!

Our Projects

Our planting events take place during the winter, from mid-November to March each year, as this is the best time to plant trees, when they are dormant.  We always involve local people, especially school children!

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Corporate Sponsorship and Volunteering

You can sponsor tree planting and bring groups of staff to plant trees with BTFL – help the natural environment and have a fun team-building event! 

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You can plant trees with us!

‘Trees for Life’ can be planted in memory of a loved one, or to commemorate a special occasion like a birth or an anniversary, or to celebrate an event such as a wedding or graduation. Some people just want to make a contribution to their local environment and plant trees for fun.

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Blog

Information about all our events, and lots of pictures, can be found on our blog – keep an eye out for the latest news!

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