Urban Tree Festival: Tree Equity Walk and Talk, 16th May 2024, Urban Forest Accelerator project

Treevents

29th
June2024
Street Tree SurveyAFTERNOON SESSION

Nina Griffiths is taking the surveyors out for another group session. If you are a new surveyor you will require online training before attending a session for in-person training.

Once you are fully trained, and committed to the survey, you will receive a kit list and be paid £2 per tree after 25 and up to 100 trees. Please email Nina, or info@, for the exact location.
13:30 – 16:00Nechells
29th
June2024
Street Tree SurveyMORNING SESSION

Nina Griffiths is taking the surveyors out for another group session. If you are a new surveyor you will require online training before attending a session for in-person training.

Once you are fully trained, and committed to the survey, you will receive a kit list and be paid £2 per tree after 25 and up to 100 trees. Please email Nina, or info@, for the exact location.
10:00 – 12:30Nechells
27th
July2024
Open Door EventKaty Hawkins, our Engagement Officer, is continuing to foster our relationships around the communities of Birmingham, that’s why she’s hosting another joint activity session in Bromford with some of our planting partners from last year. Please email engagement@ to find out more.

Katy will be joining their open Saturday after lunch on the 27th July for some tree based activities, walks, and to capture your tree stories for the Urban Forest Accelerator project.
14:00 – 16:00The Hub
25th
June2024
Street Tree SurveyAFTERNOON SESSION

Nina Griffiths is taking the surveyors out for another group session. If you are a new surveyor you will require online training before attending a session for in-person training.

Once you are fully trained, and committed to the survey, you will receive a kit list and be paid £2 per tree after 25 and up to 100 trees. Please email Nina, or info@, for the exact location.
14:00 – 16:30Northfield
20th
June2024
BIFoR AGM“Forests as Communities, Forests in Communities”.

BTP will have a stand at the annual general meeting of the Birmingham Institute of Forest Research. Simon Needle will give a talk about Birmingham City Council and green spaces.
09:00 – 16:00University of Birmingham
19th
June2024
BIFoR AGM“Forests as Communities, Forests in Communities”.

BTP will have a stand at the annual general meeting of the Birmingham Institute of Forest Research. Simon Needle will give a talk about Birmingham City Council and green spaces.

You can also attend the public lecture at 16:00 – 17.30.
11:00 – 17:30University of Birmingham
18th
June2024
Street Tree SurveyAFTERNOON SESSION

Nina Griffiths is taking the surveyors out for another group session. If you are a new surveyor you will require online training before attending a session for in-person training.

Once you are fully trained, and committed to the survey, you will receive a kit list and be paid £2 per tree after 25 and up to 100 trees. Please email Nina, or info@, for the exact location.
14:00 – 16:30Bartley Green
15th
June2024
Free Monthly TrainingTopic and location TBC.
10:00 – 12:00TBC
12th
June2024
Tree Cities of the World Conference Day 2: Tree People Network DayIf you’re a member of a community group involved in urban trees and engagement, you won’t want to miss this – the first of its kind, as UK Tree Cities meet to learn, share, and connect.

Hosted by Trees for Cities, in partnership with us at BTP, Tree People Network Day is taking place at The Exchange in Birmingham on Wednesday 12th June 2024. This gives attendees a chance to connect with other urban forestry and community groups from across the country in a unique event.

We have a range of panelists and speakers from various parts of the industry sharing their knowledge. Are you interested? Click here to learn more or sign up.
09:00 – 16:00The Exchange
11th
June2024
Tree Cities of the World Conference Day 1The first day of this event is for sponsors and professionals in the industry and is not open to the public.
09:00 – 16:00The Exchange
10th
June2024
Street Tree SurveyNina Griffiths is taking the surveyors out for another group session. If you are a new surveyor you will require online training before attending a session for in-person training.

Once you are fully trained, and committed to the survey, you will receive a kit list and be paid £2 per tree after 25 and up to 100 trees. Please email Nina, or info@, for the exact location.
10:30Longbridge
10th
June2024
Street Tree SurveyDeanne Brettle will be street tree surveying with University of Birmingham students.

If you are a new surveyor you will require online training before attending a session for in-person training.

Once you are fully trained, and committed to the survey, you will receive a kit list and be paid £2 per tree after 25 and up to 100 trees. Please email Nina, or info@, for the exact location.
10:00 – 14:00Gravelly Hill
8th
June2024
Tree Walk with Friends of Hodge Hill CommonKaty Hawkins will be running another joint tree walk session with Lisa Hodge, continuing to foster our relationships around the communities of Birmingham with planting and green partners.

Parents should accompany their children, and no need to book as the event is free to join – see you there!
14:00 – 16:00Hodge Hill Common
30th
May2024
Bloomsbury Trees: Story WorkshopKaty Hawkins will be linking with our planting partners at Nechells Pod once again, by running a storytelling workshop under the canopy of Nechells’ beautiful trees.

Parents should accompany their children, for this nature-themed picnic and workshop, aimed at raising young awareness of the benefits of trees and green spaces! So what’s your favourite story about trees?

No need to book and the event is free to join, so we would love to see you there at the end of the month!
12:30 – 15:00Nechells POD
28th
May2024
Street Tree SurveyAFTERNOON SESSION

Nina Griffiths is taking the surveyors out for another group session. If you are a new surveyor you will require online training before attending a session for in-person training.

Once you are fully trained, and committed to the survey, you will receive a kit list and be paid £2 per tree after 25 and up to 100 trees. Please email Nina, or info@, for the exact location.
13:00 – 15:00Hodge Hill
28th
May2024
Street Tree SurveyMORNING SESSION

Nina Griffiths is taking the surveyors out for another group session. If you are a new surveyor you will require online training before attending a session for in-person training.

Once you are fully trained, and committed to the survey, you will receive a kit list and be paid £2 per tree after 25 and up to 100 trees. Please email Nina, or info@, for the exact location.
10:00 – 12:00Hodge Hill
26th
May2024
Street Tree SurveyAFTERNOON SESSION

Nina Griffiths is taking the surveyors out for another group session. If you are a new surveyor you will require online training before attending a session for in-person training.

Once you are fully trained, and committed to the survey, you will receive a kit list and be paid £2 per tree after 25 and up to 100 trees. Please email Nina, or info@, for the exact location.
13:00 – 15:00Bordesley Green
26th
May2024
Street Tree SurveyMORNING SESSION

Nina Griffiths is taking the surveyors out for another group session. If you are a new surveyor you will require online training before attending a session for in-person training.

Once you are fully trained, and committed to the survey, you will receive a kit list and be paid £2 per tree after 25 and up to 100 trees. Please email Nina, or info@, for the exact location.
10:00 – 12:00Bordesley Green
25th
May2024
Open Door EventKaty Hawkins, our Engagement Officer, is continuing to foster our relationships around the communities of Birmingham, that’s why she’s hosting another joint activity session in Bromford with some of our planting partners from last year. Please email engagement@ to find out more.

Katy will be joining their open Saturday after lunch on the 25th May, and 27th July, for some tree based activities, walks, and to capture your tree stories for the Urban Forest Accelerator project.
14:00 – 16:00Ambridge House
25th
May2024
Street Tree SurveyAFTERNOON SESSION

Nina Griffiths is taking the surveyors out for another group session. If you are a new surveyor you will require online training before attending a session for in-person training.

Once you are fully trained, and committed to the survey, you will receive a kit list and be paid £2 per tree after 25 and up to 100 trees. Please email Nina, or info@, for the exact location.
13:00 – 15:00Perry Barr
25th
May2024
Street Tree SurveyMORNING SESSION

Nina Griffiths is taking the surveyors out for another group session. If you are a new surveyor you will require online training before attending a session for in-person training.

Once you are fully trained, and committed to the survey, you will receive a kit list and be paid £2 per tree after 25 and up to 100 trees. Please email Nina, or info@, for the exact location.
10:00 – 12:00Perry Barr
18th
May2024
Free Monthly TrainingWe’re so pleased to have Yanhui Shi, a University of Birmingham PhD student with the Urban Morphology Research Group (UMRG) and the Birmingham Institute of Forest Research (BIFoR), with us this Saturday for our free monthly training!

Yanhui will be talking about Trees in Bournville Through Time.

This will be a fascinating online talk with time for questions afterwards. Please join us on this link: https://bham-ac-uk.zoom.us/j/87486375797
10:00 – 12:00Online
16th
May2024
Urban Tree Festival: Tree Equity Walk & TalkWhat is it and why does it matter?
 
Do you work for a community group or have an active role in your neighbourhood? Do you wish there were more trees in that place? Did you know that some areas and wards have significantly less trees than others?
 
As part of the Urban Forest Accelerator programme, Birmingham TreePeople have been working with Birmingham City Council, National Trust and The Woodland Trust to plant trees in Nechells, Bromford, and Hodge Hill last and this year. This is due to the low tree equity in those areas.

We all know that trees can deliver health, social, climate, and well-being benefits in cities, but what does it mean to take an equity-led approach to planting?

If you are interested in our work and finding out the answers to these questions, we would like to invite you to Nechells POD on Thursday 16th May 2024 to hear more. Lunch will also be provided during networking. Sign up here.
10:30 – 13:00Nechells POD
13th
May2024
Urban Tree Festival: Tree Equity in the UKKaty Hawkins, BTP’s Engagement Officer, will be speaking alongside Mark Johnston and Beth Collier.

The free online seminar by The Woodland Trust is focusing on Tree Equity, following the release of the Tree Equity Score, and the guest speakers will detail how they employ equity and engagement practices. Not one to miss! Sign up here.
18:00 – 19:30Online
11-19th
May2024
Urban Tree FestivalThe Urban Tree Festival is back for 2024, running from to celebrate and promote urban trees! The festival will celebrate our urban trees through art, literature, theatre, online talks, webinars, workshops, tree walks, music, well-being and children’s activities.

We will be participating with the UFA programme team, and Katy Hawkins will be speaking on a Woodland Trust seminar (13th), as well as hosting a Tree Equity walk and talk around Nechells (16th)!
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This blog reel includes articles and write-ups about our treevents:

Bartley Green Street Tree Survey
Nina Griffiths was out with her team of tree surveyors on Tuesday 18th June, where there were five interactions with Bartley Green residents, talking about our survey and what we do at Birmingham TreePeople! 29 trees were surveyed in the 2-hour time slot by the 8 surveyors, and lots of walking was done, enjoying the open air and the urban forest. Lots of wonderful (and not-so-wonderful) things were spotted, especially a birdhouse a local has …
Tree People Network Day
What would a green network of tree people around our city look like? On the 12th June 2024, many tree people from organisations all over the country came to find out. Trees for Cities, in partnership with us at Birmingham TreePeople, organised the first Tree People Network Day, where community group representatives came to learn and share with a professional panel of experienced speakers. In the spirit of empowering communities with knowledge to undertake local …
UK Tree Cities Forum
Tree Cities of the World, UK Tree Cities Forum 2024, left to right: Arbor Day Foundation's Matt Spitsen from Nebraska, and Birmingham TreePeople's Steve Watson, Deanne Brettle, Charlotte McDermott, Lawrence Weston, Nina Griffiths, Ian McDermott, Simon Needle, Tonia Clark, and Julianne Statham. The first UK Tree Cities Forum took place on the 11th June 2024 in the University of Birmingham’s The Exchange, seeing a menagerie of expert speakers take to the podium to discuss The …
Royal Parks UFMP Presentation
Birmingham lost its long serving parks director – Darren Share – last Christmas, when he made the career move to take over as the Director of The Royal Parks. This was probably the only move that was a promotion from the multi-award-winning Brum Parks. Darren is involved in producing a comprehensive tree strategy, that binds all the various Royal Parks Strategies together, so where better to look than BTP, with our exemplar Urban Forest Masterplan. …