Milton Keynes parkland really is tree-mendous

Posted 5th December 2023

To celebrate #NationalTreeWeek it’s the perfect time to wrap up and head outdoors to take a closer look at MK’s tree population. From Ash to Oak, Milton Keynes is home to a host of tree species, residing in ancient woodlands, meadow forests, nature reserves, and alongside boulevards, as well as the city’s unique Tree Cathedral.

It may be a special location, personal memory, or the colour of the leaves that make one particular tree stand out to you. It could be the age, or bark, the shape of the branches, or maybe the creatures that call it home. But when you work for the charity caring for over 6,000 acres of parkland (and a lot of trees) how do you select just one favourite?

For this year’s #NationalTreeWeek some of the team at The Parks Trust have been asked to identify a tree that they’re most fond of. You can watch their insightful responses online now.

In the videos you’ll discover, for example, an Ash Tree at Floodplain Forest Nature Reserve. Did you know, in Norse mythology, ash trees were called the ‘Tree of Life’ because people believed they had healing powers?

Next time you head to your local park, discover your favourite tree species by using The Parks Trust handy Tree Identification Guide.