Trees Committee

BTFL is managed by the Trees Committee, which reports to the Board of Trustees of The Birmingham Civic Society.  Most of the Committee members are volunteers, who give their time to the project because of their love of trees and belief in the importance of trees in the urban environment. The Trees Committee is also supported by representation from Birmingham City Council’s elected Members, and significant advice and support from Parks Department staff.

Geoff Cole

Chairman; formerly Assistant Director, Parks, Sports & Events at Birmingham City Council

Viv Astling

Volunteer, formerly Chairman of the National Forest Company

Sue Griffith

Volunteer Member and former Project Manager of BTFL



Justine Marklew

Communications & Liaison

Deborah Needle

BTFL Planting Projects Manager

Bill Heslegrave

Volunteer member, former Regional Director of the Forestry Commission

Stevie Prior

Volunteer Committee member

Simon Gulliver

Volunteer member, horticulturalist and Gardens & Parks Consultant, National Trust

Simon Needle

Principal Arboriculturalist and Ecologist, Birmingham City Council

Fiona Williams

Volunteer Committee