Your City, Your Trees

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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 80,000 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 2019-20 season starts in mid-November – check out our blog for information on upcoming events.  Last winter, we held 20 planting events all over the city, and involved over 800 children and adults in planting over 9,000 trees.  You can read our most recent Annual Review here .

Over 80,000 trees planted

Over 10,000 local people involved

Audley School’s Trip to the Farm – Glebe Farm Park!

14th October 2019

As heavy clouds loomed over Glebe Farm Park Recreation Ground, Btfl, Year Four, Audley School children and Mandy Ross, children’s author and poet donned our raincoats and marched down to Glebe Farm Recreation Ground with gusto. We weren’t going to let the threat of heavy rain put us off – and… Read more

Trees Join Earth and Sky   Mandy Ross

19th September 2019

  Here are tree memories from many different audience members at the Return to Nature Festival. Tree memories turned in a poignant, heartwarming, beautiful collective poem. We celebrate trees, we celebrate words, we celebrate with each other!  Collective poem, Return to Nature Festival, Holders Woods, 14 Sept 2019   Trees… Read more

Return to Nature – We Certainly Did!

19th September 2019

The BTfL team arrived at Holders Lane Wood in Moseley on the morning of September the 14th to join Forward Arts in celebrating the Return to Nature Festival. The sun light dappled through the beautiful canopy of trees that were overhead and it was beautifully serene. As likeminded, groups, charities and… 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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