Tree Planting Projects

Our planting events take place during the winter, as this is the best time to plant trees, when they are dormant – we plant between mid November and late March each year.

Since the winter of 2006/07, our first planting season, Birmingham Trees for Life has planted over 90,000 trees in public parks and open spaces right across the city. Click here for a map of last winter’s plantings .

Read our latest annual report: BTFL Annual Review 2019-2020

Planting projects

Trees can be planted for all sorts of reasons – to replace those lost due to disease or old age, to create new natural habitats, create shade near seats or playgrounds, extend existing woodland, or line paths or cycleways – just some examples of how we can use trees in an urban setting.

If you know of a park or public open space near you that needs trees, get in touch so that we can look into whether we can include your site in a future year.  Planning takes place in spring and summer so be sure to get in touch with us in good time as we are unable to meet last-minute requests!



We always involve local school children in tree planting, and welcome additional volunteers at our larger events.


Take a look at our Blog and Past Projects pages to see brief reports and photos for all our completed events across the city.

Volunteer at a Planting Event

We welcome adult volunteers at our larger plantings – please contact us for more information if you would like to come along to help at an event.

Corporate Groups

If your company would like to sponsor tree planting in the city, we would love to welcome your team on to one of our planting sites and get you in your wellies helping to plant trees.  You can find out more information and download a sponsorship form from the corporate sponsors’ page.

If you just have a team of staff who would like to volunteer to come along and help, please contact us for a list of events you can come to.

For more information and for a copy of the sponsorship form, please click here.

Next ‘Family and Friends’ Sponsors’ Planting Event

The next sponsors’ planting event will take place in March 2021.  If you would like to sponsor trees in commemoration of a special event, or to remember a loved one, just follow the instructions on the ‘Individual Sponsorship’ page . We’d be delighted if you would like to join us next year!

For more information and for a copy of the sponsorship form, please click here.