Tag: green space

West Midlands commissions large-scale study of its tree population

What are we doing? Citizen science groups and volunteers, engaged through local urban forest volunteer schemes, will play a significant role in a new study of the West Midlands urban forest. The study, commissioned by the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA), will investigate and record the composition, condition, ecosystem services, replacement value, and many other […]

iTree Eco: first practical training session

To kick-start the July white rabbit, the iTree Eco survey that Birmingham TreePeople are undertaking (in conjunction with Treeconomics, Barton Hyett Associates Ltd and Forest Research), had its first surveying training session with the volunteers at Winterbourne House and Gardens. Over one hundred people have signed up to be a part of this nationwide survey, […]

Best of Brum at the Urban Tree Festival 2021

The fourth Urban Tree Festival runs from 15-23 May 2021 and Birmingham is the first city to feature within the festival, with its own festival hub page of tree-related events and activities. Birmingham TreePeople, together with local artists, practitioners and others groups, have come together to contribute eight festival events, all of which are free […]

Pests and Diseases

Simon Needle, Principal Arboriculturalist for Birmingham City Council and Chair of the Birmingham and Black Country Wildlife Trusts, talks to BTP Chair Tonia Clark about the pests and diseases common in trees at the moment. There’s also a short piece on the rowan tree.

Highbury Orchard Community

David, Liz, Rhiannon and Cath are on the management committee for the Highbury Orchard Community in Moseley, next to Highbury Park. Tonia Clark from Birmingham TreePeople talks to them about the orchard and how they involve local people in the seasonal orchard tasks. Henbury’s Apple Trees are ancient apples with small fruit and bright red […]