The Parks Trust wants to encourage people to get out and explore the city’s parkland this National Tree Week. This runs from Saturday 24 November to Sunday 2 December 2018.
To celebrate the many varied and beautiful trees that feature across the Milton Keynes landscape, The Parks Trust has devised a series of activities for people of all ages to enjoy.
A route for a self-guided walk. This covers several of the central parks, including Campbell Park, Newlands and the Tree Cathedral.
The route details which trees walkers should look out for. This includes the majestic oak in Campbell Park and the poplars along the Canal Broadwalk. It is approximately three miles in length and should take around an hour to complete. Further self-guided walks, covering other areas of Milton Keynes, will shortly be available.
In addition, two competitions will run throughout the week for people to enter. Adults can submit a photo of their favourite Milton Keynes tree to be in with the chance of winning a £50 garden centre voucher. Children can create a tree-themed collage to win a special creative prize. Head to The Parks Trust’s Facebook and Instagram pages for more information.
Finally, throughout the week, videos and other content will be shared on The Parks Trust website and social media pages. This will include videos from several staff members showing their favourite trees from across the city. It also contains information maintenance of Milton Keynes plantations.
David Foster, chief executive of The Parks Trust, commented:
“We are incredibly fortunate to have some beautiful trees in our parkland. These are enjoyable throughout the year with the changing seasons. National Tree Week is an excellent chance to encourage people to head outside and look at the glorious landscape around them. We hope lots of people will share photos of their favourite trees with us – we would love to see them!”
For more information about The Parks Trust, please visit www.theparkstrust.com