500 trees are being planted across Milton Keynes in celebration of HM The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, including a new Community Orchard near a historic city centre site.
The Queen’s 'Green Canopy' initiative asks people around the UK to ‘plant a tree for the Jubilee’.
The Council is working with local volunteers to help plant fruit trees including apple, pear, plum and cherry near the ancient Secklow Mound on North Row in Central Milton Keynes as part of the new Community Orchard.
Dozens of trees have already been temporarily planted at Station Square as part of The Modernist Glade public art project, alongside The Mushroom Pavilion - home to a free programme of workshops and family activities.
The Council will be replacing some trees in poor health on Central MK’s boulevards.
Cllr Lauren Townsend, Cabinet Member for the Public Realm said “We know local people love and value MK’s trees and green spaces, and we’re delighted to celebrate Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee by planting 500 trees in Milton Keynes. It’s also part of our vital work to plant trees as both a symbolic and practical step towards tackling climate change for future generations.”