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

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 crossed for good weather.

Planting dates for Autumn/Winter/Spring season

The leaves begin to fall and the nights draw in, so its time for Birmingham Trees for Life to get some of the school pupils and Friends of Parks groups around the City planting more trees !

We start our year in Sutton Coldfield with the pupils of Little Sutton Primary and staff of Waitrose, planting some fruit trees in the grounds of the Harvest Fields Centre. Senneleys Park, Welsh House Farm, Kingston Hill Park and Bromfield Close follow in quick succession ………and then it is Christmas!

These first 5 plantings are fairly small with between 10 and 15 standard trees, so the pupils manage very well on their own with the task.  In the New Year we start with the larger sites and larger plantings with anything from 10 large standards to 2500 smaller ‘whips’. Its on the larger sites that we always welcome help from volunteers so if you live close to any of the sites below and would like to come along and help- contact us on jane.edwards@btfl.org.uk or via this site.

Allens Cross Recreation Ground-B31 5AT                   17th January

Glebe Farm Recreation Ground-B33 9NE                     31st January

Perry Common Recreation Ground- B23 5DR             13th February

Back with an updated web site

After a couple of weeks internet silence, BTFL are now back posting on their web site. We had to maintain ‘radio silence’ for a short period whilst our site was brought up to date and made more user friendly for those of you that view by phone or tablet. We hope it’s a success, and please tell us if you experience any difficulties.  Luckily we have still maintained our presence on facebook!