Birmingham TreePeople are nature-loving Urban Forest Volunteers with the aim to plant, protect & promote trees & the urban forest.
If you want to find out more about the trees BTP are looking after, and some of the projects we are undertaking, take a look at this useful section that includes the TreePlotter map.
In 2019, Birmingham TreePeople were granted the status of Tree City of the World, which is a great honour for our green, flourishing city. Click here to find out why we received it without a hitch.
Would you like to join us and our diverse network of enthusiastic urban forest volunteers in Birmingham? Find out everything you need to know about tree volunteering here.
Do you like walking in the park (with or without children)? The Friends’ tree trails are available in various parks across Birmingham, and it’s just like Pokémon Go for trees, so we’ve plotted them online.
What’s New With
As Birmingham’s approach to requests for memorial and commemorative trees, the Treemembrance Programme provides citizens with a chance to memorialise something or someone special.
Tree Planting & Maintenance
If you aren’t sure where to start when it comes to planting, it’s the tree; one of the most important things is choosing the right species for the right location. This ensures the tree flourishes.
Once the tree has been selected for the location, this page has a step-by-step guide to planting a new tree, with the do’s, dont’s, and definitely’s of the tree planting stages.
Once the trees are planted, it’s our responsibility to water them and provide the aftercare they need to grow. Here are some top tips on how to look after new and old trees.
With Birmingham TreePeople
Shade of the Canopy is a blog by TreePeople, for TreePeople. It includes articles about our events, workshops, training, videos, and everything in between. Stay updated with our new blog page. See below for our most recent posts.
These recorded interviews are about different aspects of trees, by various experts within the industry, logged here in the Podcast (and videos) Archive. Look back on the best classes and talks, concerning all manner of tree-related topics.
My aspens dear, whose airy cages quelled, Quelled or quenched in leaves the leaping sun, All felled, felled, are all felled; Of a fresh and following folded rank Not spared, not one That dandled a sandalled Shadow that swam or sank On meadow & river & wind-wandering weed-winding bank. O if we but knew what we do When we delve or hew — Hack and rack the growing green! Since country is so tender To touch, her being só slender, That, like this sleek and seeing ball But a prick will make no eye at all, Where we, even where we mean To mend her we end her, When we hew or delve: After-comers cannot guess the beauty been. Ten or twelve, only ten or twelve Strokes of havoc unselve The sweet especial scene, Rural scene, a rural scene, Sweet especial rural scene. Gerard Manley Hopkins