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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

Looking Forwards…

For the first time in months we are able to start planning and looking forward to the next tree planting season – we hope you are too! 

We look forward to welcoming back our sponsors, volunteers, schools and supporters in November 2021 and will be looking to plant double the amount of trees to make up for lost time during lockdown.

We have scheduled our Friends and Family planting for March 2022 and we will update this page with further details about the site in the next few weeks 

We thank you all for your patience and understanding and we hope you are keeping safe and well. 

Remember, challenging times bring problems, but problems always nurture creativity thinking and creative thinking always brings solutions!  

Thank you for your understanding and please watch this space. 



Our First Day Back Planting the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Very Special Tree!

6th October 2021

Well, what a morning we had! The sun was shining brightly in the Forest School Garden of Yenton Primary School. The hole had been dug and there was a beautiful Acer campestre Elegant tree waiting to be planted by 47 Year-Five children.  The  School Student Council, Dr. John Craggs, the… Read more

18-Months Late for School – Now We’re Back in the Classroom!

28th September 2021

Well last week saw us back in school and like most students who recently returned to normally schooling after the Summer holidays we couldn’t be happier. It’s one 18-months since we have been in a classroom setting teaching children about trees, but better late than never! Our first school educational… Read more

The MAC Eco Fest Was Simply the Best!

20th September 2021

Well it was a long time coming, but BTfL were so happy to be back in the fold at MAC Eco Fest this weekend. Like all of us, we have missed personal contact with friends, colleagues, supporters and the general-public to chat, share ideas, laugh together and talk trees! It… 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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