Summer is usually a relatively quiet time of the year for the Trees committee as they prepare for the winter tree planting season and engaging with schools is relatively low due to the summer break. This year has been a little different with plenty of tree talk!

Following a tree planting session back in February, the team were happy to team up with St. Matthews Primary School in Nechells again for an online workshop learning to create a camera obscure. The workshop was part of an artistic project led by Matthew Murray and funded by Arts Council England. Watch the workshop back to have a  go at making your very own!

Trees were also very pleased to be the cause of choice for a group of students at King Edward VI Aston’s as their Envision project.  Unfortunately, not all of the team’s plans could happen due to lockdown restrictions but they were still able to raise money for planting trees – thank you!

The team have been reminding us all of the wonder of nature across social media – they’re now even on YouTube.

And if that’s not enough trees for you, you can also read this interview with Birmingham’s most famous gardener, Alan Gardner (of The Autistic Gardener fame) about his 40 years working in horticulture and garden design.