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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 90,000 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 2019-20 season ended in March 2020- reports on the events can be found on the Past Projects page for the year .  Last winter, we held 20 planting events all over the city, and involved over 600 children and adults in planting over 5,000 trees – unfortunately the season was cut short by the coronavirus ‘lockdown’ and we were unable to plant all the trees we had planned.  You can read our most recent Annual Review here .

Over 90,000 trees planted

13,000 local people involved in planting trees, over half are children

Goodbye and good luck BTFL!

23rd September 2020

Well this is my last week at BTFL and I have handed over the role of Project Manager to Sophia.  After 12 years, 8 of them as Project Manager, it seems very strange to be signing off.  I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time working for BTFL and have had a lot… Read more

Goodbye Jane – thank you and good luck!

1st September 2020

76170 trees planted! Working with 9500 volunteers! Overseeing 300 tree planting events! Not everyone can boast numbers like that and we wouldn’t normally publicise Jane’s vital statistics – but these are Jane’s BTfL vital statistics and are quite amazing!     Jane Harding has worked as Project Manager and dedicated… Read more

Talking Trees With The Autistic Gardener!

31st July 2020

‘I’m a tree nut! Plain and simple.’ Says award winning Alan Gardner, better known through his successful television career in garden design as the Autistic Gardener on Channel 4. Alan, a seasoned celebrity garden designer from Sutton Coldfield, has an encyclopaedic knowledge and enthusiasm for trees which is wonderful. Waxing… 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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