Schools and Young People

The BTFL Project Closed on 1st July 2022

The BTFL Project worked with schools and youth organisations across Birmingham providing opportunities for young people to get out into their local park or open space to plant trees and learn more about why trees are so important.

Being able to plant a tree is a really beneficial experience for young people and the trees they plant help to create a better, healthier environment for young people to grow up and thrive in.

If you are a teacher, parent or youth group leader who would like to learn more about how your children can get involved in tree planting in Birmingham’s parks and open spaces, please contact: Get in touch – Birmingham Tree People

Birmingham Tree People want to involve as many children as possible in tree planting to give them a chance to connect with their natural environment and discover more about trees and wildlife in Birmingham. The more children understand and enjoy their local green spaces the more they will respect and protect them.

We can also work with you to involve children in learning about trees, linking in with their studies including maths, science and language skills, as well as learning about global subjects such as climate change, and life skills like mindfulness and teamwork.

We would encourage all schools to look at the Woodland Trust Green Tree Award to see how you can get involved. The Woodland Trust also has lots of resources for schools to use, visit their Nature detective pages for more ideas about trees and woodlands.

We also work with local organisations such as the Birmingham and Black Country Wildlife Trust, Birmingham Parks Ranger Service and Birmingham Open Spaces Forum (BOSF) Friends Groups, residents groups and businesses across the city.  This helps us to make sure our plantings offer opportunities for all ages to get together in support of their local environment, bringing the community together.