Centenary Tree Planting – Lickey Hills Arboretum
March 4 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Help BTfL bring the Lickey Hills Arboretum back to life for our Centenary
The Earl of Plymouth, the Birmingham Civic Society’s first President, gifted part of the Lickey Hills Country Park to the City of Birmingham, and as part of the Society’s Centenary celebrations, our Birmingham Trees for Life team are planning to bring the Arboretum back to life so that it can be enjoyed by everyone for the next 100 years and beyond. The Arboretum had become unkempt with trees and shrubs needing to be removed or pruned and new trees needing to be planted.
It is easily accessible from the Visitor Centre by a surfaced path and will be visible to the many thousands that visit the Lickeys every year.
Lickey Hills volunteers and the Council’s Woodland Management team are busy clearing and preparing the site ready for us to replant on Sunday 4 March. 25 specimen trees of interesting species and varieties have been selected for replanting the area to create a varied and attractive Arboretum.
Members and their families and friends are invited to help the Lord Mayor and the BTfL team plant the trees, followed by an informal reception with well-earned refreshments in the School Room, adjacent to the Visitor Centre.
Please remember to wear wellies or stout boots, as the ground may well be wet and muddy.
This event is free to members and their families and friends – places are limited and booking closes 23 February