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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

Seasons Greetings to all our supporters.

December 16, 2018

On behalf of all of us at Birmingham Trees for Life, can we wish Seasons Greetings to everyone that supports us. Whether you are a school who supports us on site, a Parks employee that facilitates what we do, a grant funder, a local Friends Group, or just a member… Read more

Trees at Bromfield Close

December 12, 2018

Prince Albert pupils were intrigued by the beautiful and unusual names of today’s trees, so we thought we would print a list.  They particularly liked ‘Louisa Red Shine’ ! 4 x Acer campestre Lienco 4 x Acer campestre Louisa Red Shine 4 x Acer campestre William Caldwell 3 x Ulmus… Read more

Prince Albert Primary pupils green up Bromfield Close !

December 12, 2018

Yesterday in the shadow of the Blues ground, today within a stones throw of the Villa….impartial! What a joy today was ! The Cohesion Team from Prince Albert Primary School burst on to site and never lost an ounce of their enthusiasm when tasked to plant 15 beautiful trees with… 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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