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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 100,000 trees!

You can read our most recent Annual Review here .

Latest News

Another planting season completed!

It was great to be out planting again between November 2021 completing 20 plantings by the end of March 2022 and amazing to be able to welcome back our sponsors, volunteers, schools and supporters as we planted the 100,000th tree for the project.

More “Trees for Life” will be planted from November 2022 to April 2023 in collaboration with a new Birmingham charity Birmingham Tree People, a network of Birmingham Tree Wardens.

We thank you all for your patience, understanding and support over the past two years we couldn’t have carried on without you.

Please continue to watch this space for more updates.



BTfL Planted it’s 100,000th Tree – A Legacy That Will Just Keep Growing

31st March 2022

Well we have been looking forward to this moment for weeks, months, even years! But 16-years-ago when BTfL planted its first tree who could’ve ever imagined that the small project working just five months a year every two weeks and only in term time could achieve so much, plant so… Read more

Our Friends and Family Event + 99995 Trees Planted = 99995 very special memories!

27th March 2022

For 16-years we have planted trees and that’s 16 Friends and Family tree planting events, traditionally the last event of our season – and today’s Friends and Family planting event couldnt be more poignant! Not only does it bring us to a total of 99995 trees in the ground, but… Read more

Oh My Blog – Joe Lycett Came Tree Planting With Willow The Dog!

24th March 2022

Well, there were mixed feelings for the tree planting at Kings Heath Park today. It was a our last planting of the season with a school and my what a school! Planting 700 trees today means we are at a total of 98495  so far with two more plantings to… 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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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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