Today it is involved in the improvement of the City’s parks and open spaces through Birmingham Trees For Life (BTFL), a partnership between Birmingham City Council and The Birmingham Civic Society.

Bringing together members of the Society, representatives of the City Council and local people, BTFL ambitions are to:

  • plant more trees in Birmingham
  • involve the city’s business community
  • involve local communities and school children
  • raise awareness of the importance of trees
  • raise money to increase tree planting

BTFL has already planted over 50,000 new trees in the city and has been particularly successful in achieving high levels of participation from schoolchildren and Parks Friends Groups – volunteers who care about their local park and want to help in maintaining it.

A great deal of support has been given by Birmingham businesses keen to contribute to the local environment but more is always welcome and there are several levels of sponsorship available, starting at just £250 for ‘Bronze Plant a Tree for Life’ sponsorship.

If you would like more information on Birmingham Trees for Life, and why trees matter, please visit, or for specific enquiries, email


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  • Temporary reprieve for the Broad Street tree
    30th January 2017
  • BTfL contributes to the air pollution debate
    30th January 2017
  • Meet your new trustees
    Meet your new Trustees
    29th November 2016
  • BTfL’s tree planting season underway
    28th November 2016
Geoff Cole
Committee Chair & Trustee
Geoff was formerly the Assistant Director Parks, Sports and Events before retiring in 2006. He is one of the founding members of the BTfL project.
Committee Members

Jane Harding Project Manager
Bill Heslegrave
Cllr. Fiona Williams BCC Representative
Jane Edwards Schools & Community Liaison Officer
Joe Jordan
Kelvin Rose Social Media
Simon Gulliver
Simon Needle BCC Parks Dept Representative
Stevie Prior
Sue Griffith
Viv Astling
Chris Blythe BOSF representative