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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!

You can read our most recent Annual Review here .

Latest News

In view of the new Covid19 restrictions that take effect on 5thNovember 2020, we regret we will not be working with volunteers until beyond the 2nd December 2020 when lockdown restrictions will be reviewed. Once that review is made public we will reassess this situation.

BTfL is undertaking a reduced planting schedule, but we will continue to plant trees in designated green spaces as scheduled through the 2020/21 tree planting season.

We will be updating the website and our social media channels as and when to keep everyone updated. 

We plan to do live Facebook and Twitter feeds of our tree planting to continue to engage with the community and allow virtual access to our sites and our tree planting activity.

We will keep you informed of any changes and hope to see you in the new year.

Thank you for your understanding and please watch this space. 

Welcome Sophia into the BTfL Fold

7th October 2020

I am pleased to introduce myself as the new Project Manager working with Birmingham Trees for Life. I was excited by the opportunity to undertake a role where I could make a positive difference and actively be part of tree planting in my own city of Birmingham. Coming from a… Read more

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

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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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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