Press release

Community tree planting helps flood scheme

Environment Agency, Birmingham City Council and Birmingham Trees for Life to plant 280 trees at Perry Hall Playing Fields in Perry Barr.

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The Environment Agency has teamed up with Birmingham City Council and Birmingham Trees for Life to plant 280 trees at Perry Hall Playing Fields in Perry Barr, Birmingham.

The tree planting event is part of the Perry Barr and Witton Flood Risk Management Scheme which involves constructing a low-level wall through Witton and unfortunately removing a number of trees along the river to gain access. These are being replaced with new trees at Perry Hall playing fields.

Trees are really important in the urban environment as they help combat air pollution and the heat island effect by filtering air and providing shade and cover. They also help to slow down the rate at which water hits the ground and runs off into water courses, as well as providing a place to live for animals and insects.

Pupils from City of Birmingham School will be helping out, supported by Friends of Perry Hall Playing Fields and representatives from the Environment Agency, Birmingham City Council and Birmingham Trees for Life.

Published 10 March 2016