Birmingham Civic Society plants trees to keep the city green, beautiful and breathing.

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. 

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

Read the BTFL Annual Review 2016-17 .

Geoff Cole
Committee Chair & Trustee
Committee Members

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