Birmingham Tree People was set up as part of the Tree Council’s Tree Warden Scheme by Birmingham City Council’s Tree Officers in 2016.

Here a a few of the things that our volunteer tree wardens do:

Gather information

  • In Birmingham we will be using iTree software to record every tree in every park in the city. This is a big task!
  • Tree wardens look out for pests and diseases on trees in their trees and alert the tree officers.
  • Tree wardens spot planning breaches and let tree officers know.
  • We also help with tree-related citizen science research.


  • Tree wardens link in with local councillors over issues affecting trees in their wards.
  • They also support landowners over the trees on their land.

Practical projects

Tree wardens organise tree activities in their local parks and open spaces. These could be:

  • Tree planting
  • Aftercare
  • Pruning
  • Mulching
  • Link with local nurseries
  • Tree identification walks
  • Tree dressing
  • Art and craft activities