Parks Trust plants trees in Milton Keynes Prairie as part of The Queen’s Green Canopy – MKFM 106.3FM


The Parks Trust, the self-funded charity that looks after more than 6,000 acres of parkland across Milton Keynes, began new tree plantings in Middleton Park this week.

In early March 2021, The Parks Trust launched a joint project with Community Trees: MK and the Broughton and Milton Keynes Parish Council to improve an area of ​​Middleton Park by improving wildlife habitat by creating a wooded meadow.

This project will take up to five years and will involve the planting of thousands of native trees and shrubs.

On November 18, HM Lord-Lieutenant of Buckinghamshir, Countess Howe, together with the High Sheriff of Buckinghamshire, George Anson Esq and the Mayor of Milton Keynes, Councilor Mohammed Khan, each planted a tree in Middleton Wood Meadow in tribute to the Queen’s Green Awning.

It was in parallel with the planting of 50 trees by the elementary students of Giffard Park.

The Queens Green Canopy is a unique tree planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022, which invites people from across the UK to ‘Plant a Jubilee Tree’.

HM Lord-Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire, Countess Howe said: “The work of The Parks Trust is essential to improving the natural environment in Milton Keynes, so I am delighted to have been invited to ‘Plant a tree for the Jubilee ”in Middleton Wood Meadow, alongside the children of Giffard Park School.

“In addition to paying a lasting tribute to celebrate Her Majesty’s remarkable 70-year reign, the larger timber plantation project will also help increase biodiversity in Milton Keynes for the benefit and enjoyment of residents and visitors for many years to come. many years to come. “

Milton Keynes Mayor Cllr Mohammed Khan said: “Planting trees is a great way to help fight climate change, protect our planet and also benefit our wildlife. Milton Keynes is one of the UK’s greenest ‘towns’. Ago Planting trees has many advantages, it is good for the local environment and it reduces air pollution by absorbing CO2 from the atmosphere, protects against flooding, gives us shade, shelter and makes our minds happier and healthier. One tree provides enough oxygen for four people!

“As Mayor of Milton Keynes, I believe every town and village in the UK should come together to fight climate change by planting more trees like us here in Milton Keynes. It is an honor to do part of the ‘Queen’s Green Canopy’ celebrating the Platinum Jubilee. “

The Parks Trust also plans to involve the citizens of Milton Keynes in future tree planting projects.

Later this year and in 2022, Community Trees: MK will host events for the community, while The Parks Trust plans to organize opportunities for schools to participate in tree planting. Broughton and Milton Keynes Parish Council is also hoping to announce some exciting plans, so keep an eye out for updates!

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Chris B. Hall