Planting at Middleton Wood Meadow
We are about to begin a joint project with Community Trees: MK, and Broughton and Milton Keynes Parish Council to enhance an area of Middleton Park, improving the habitat for wildlife by creating a woodland meadow.
The project will last 5 years (and beyond) and will include:
- 1000s of native trees and shrubs being planted
- Development of native wild flower areas
- Paths for easy access
- And more
The planting will start in early March 2021. We had hoped originally that communities and small groups from schools across Milton Keynes could take part in the tree planting initiative, but this was unfortunately unable to go ahead due to Covid-19. Instead, the Direct Works Team from The Parks Trust stepped in to plant the 1,200 whips (young trees) that were delivered earlier in the year. The plants were sourced by Community Trees:MK from OVO Energy ‘I Dig Trees' and The Woodland Trust’s nationwide planting initiatives. The Parks Trust will continue to care for the trees for months, years and decades to come. As they develop and mature, they will add to the numbers of trees and shrubs in this area and will benefit wildlife and provide enjoyment for future generations.
We are still planning to involve Milton Keynes citizens in future tree planting projects. Later in this year, Community Trees: MK are going to run events for the community, while The Parks Trust are planning to arrange opportunities for schools to take part in tree planting, this will probably now happen in the next academic year. Broughton and Milton Keynes Parish Council are also hoping to announce some exciting plans, so keep an eye open for updates!
If you are interested in getting involved, please contact either:
Community Trees:MK: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Parks Trust Outdoor Learning Team: OutdoorLearning@theparkstrust.com