How The BTFL Project Worked
In 2011 the BTFL Project became one of the first beneficiaries of the Government’s national tree planting campaign, The Big Tree Plant, which ran for 4 years until March 2015.
Following the end of the Big Tree Plant Birmingham City Council contributed a sum of money annually to the project to pay for some core costs and provide match-funding, then through the Birmingham Civic Society, a Registered Charity, the BTFL Project team worked to secure other income from grant applications, charitable trusts, and sponsorship from companies and individuals, to plant more trees and develop new projects with local schools and communities.
All their tree planting projects took place on land owned by Birmingham City Council – public parks and open spaces.
They worked with Council colleagues to deliver tree planting in parks and open spaces all over Birmingham. They were also helped by the Council’s grounds maintenance contractors, especially the Woodland Management Team. They involved local volunteers, particularly schoolchildren and Friends Groups, to help to plant the trees.
They also encouraged local businesses to sponsor tree planting and volunteer to take part in planting trees too.
Birmingham Tree People will deliver this tree planting model for the 2022 – 2023 Planting season November 2022 – March 2023