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Where are our trees?

There are several ways to find out where Birmingham’s trees are located (hint: everywhere). That’s why we have used TreePlotter to develop a map.

It currently has only the street trees plotted, but more will be added as the survey continues. Double-click on the map to enlarge it. When you click on a specific tree, the eco-system services and information about that tree appear on a side panel.

There are also trees mapped on CurioXYZ, Treezilla and iTree.

iTree Eco 2023

The West Midlands Combined Authority also mapped trees in their area, in a mass survey that incorporates Birmingham, Solihull and Coventry. We are working with Treeconomics, Barton Hyett Associates Ltd, and Forest Research to extract data.

Birmingham TreePeople were in charge of Birmingham’s trees. We surveyed using citizen science with our dedicated urban forest volunteers. They sampled data from over 1,000 random plots. It is now the largest of its kind within the UK, and was even completed the fastest. Click here if you would like to find out more about the iTree Eco survey of 2023.

Francesca Marsden, senior regional manager at Amazon, Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands, Ian McDermott, of Birmingham Tree People, Jeff Grant, West Midlands Combined Authority's Forest Partnership coordinator, and Harry Munt, urban forest technician at Treeconomics, at Loxton REC Play Park in Birmingham. Photo by WMCA

The survey ‘revealed the true value of the region’s five million trees‘, and was commemorated by planted special trees in Loxton Park, Nechells, with the Mayor of the West Midlands Andy Street, alongside representatives from across the project’s partnership.

If you have a concern about a tree, then contact the City Council.