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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 started 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

Interesting article……’THE LIFE OF TREES’.

April 8, 2019

Our thanks to Sue Griffith for bringing this interesting and informative article to our attention. It appeared in this weekend’s Guardian newspaper. https://www.theguardian.com/yorkshire-tea-amazing-trees/2019/apr/04/the-life-of-trees-from-the-oldest-to-the-tallest-and-everything-in-between-infographic Read more

BTFL planting season 2018/19 comes to an end.

March 23, 2019

Today marked the final planting event for schools, communities and families with BTFL for this season. Trees are now leaving their winter dormant period, so we will suspend planting until November this year when we begin again for our 2019/20 season ! Our thanks to everyone that has joined us… Read more

Families and Friends sponsor trees with BTFL.

March 23, 2019

Families and friends who sponsor trees with BTFL get to come along and plant the trees themselves, in a Birmingham Park. This year our venue was the Lickey Hills Country Park. This year,  over 50 ‘planters’ joined us to plant well over 500 new saplings in an area that has… 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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