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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. 

Sorry – Tree Planting Events Cancelled Due to Lockdown

6th January 2021

Apologies to all the schools and volunteers that were scheduled to attend our planting events this season in January and February 2021. All tree planting events are now postponed due to Covid lockdown restrictions. We will endeavour to reschedule some of these events if lockdown restriction are eased in March.… Read more

Review of the BTfL Year 2019 – 2020

31st December 2020

Well here we again looking back at another year. Normally we would be celebrating planting another 10,000 trees and working with hundreds of volunteers, but as we all know 2020 has been a very different and very difficult year for all of us. When lockdown happened our tree planting activity… Read more

Tree Memories, Favourite Trees, Tree Legacy!

16th December 2020

As every new tree planting season starts and we bed down our beautiful standard trees in urban spaces, work with volunteers planting 1000’s of whips and watch as these wonderful woodlands grow, encouraging biodiversity, added colour and canopy cover, we appreciate trees, their beauty, environmental legacy impact on the economy… 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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