Trees matter; they improve the landscape, contribute to our overall health and well-being, and reduce pollution and flooding.
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 60,000 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. Small businesses can sponsor tree planting from just £250, larger companies from £500 upwards, and BTFL can create sponsorship and volunteering packages in partnership with companies having larger sums to contribute as part of their CSR programme.
Read the BTFL Annual Review 2016-17 .
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.
Jane Harding Project Manager
Cllr. Fiona Williams BCC Representative
Jane Edwards Schools & Community Liaison Officer
Kelvin Rose Social Media
Simon Needle BCC Parks Dept Representative
Chris Blythe BOSF representative