Trees Committee

Birmingham Trees for Life is managed by the Trees Committee, which reports to the Board of Trustees of The Birmingham Civic Society.  Most of the Committee members are volunteers, who give their time to the project because of their love of trees and belief in the importance of trees in the urban environment. The Trees Committee is also supported by representation from Birmingham City Council's elected Members, and significant advice and support from the Manager of the Council's Woodland Management Team.

Geoff Cole

Geoff Cole

Chairman; formerly Assistant Director, Parks, Sports & Events at Birmingham City Council

Cllr. Fiona Willams

Cllr. Fiona Willams

Birmingham City Council Representative

Jane Harding

Jane Harding

Project Manager

Jane Edwards

Jane Edwards

Schools and Community Liaison Officer

Sue Griffith

Sue Griffith

Volunteer Member and former Project Manager of BTFL

Viv Astling

Viv Astling

Volunteer, formerly Chairman of the National Forest Company

Bill Heslegrave

Bill Heslegrave

Volunteer member, former Regional Director of the Forestry Commission

Simon Gulliver

Simon Gulliver

Volunteer member, Horticulturalist and former Plant Collections Manager Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Simon Needle

Simon Needle

Conservation and Woodland Manager, Birmingham City Council

Stevie Prior

Stevie Prior

Volunteer Committee member

Kelvin Rose

Kelvin Rose

Volunteer Committee Member

Deborah Needle

Deborah Needle

BTFL Development Officer and BOSF representative