MK Council has secured £270K in funding to plant 400 trees in Milton Keynes.
The council worked to bid for the funding from the Forestry Commission’s Local Authorities Treescape Fund. A symbolic tree was planted today by Cllr Townsend to mark this major tree planting programme at Leon Recreational Grounds Park in Bletchley. A further cash injection of £150k by the council will pave the way for new planting across the city to supplement the funding.
A mixture of trees will be planted and maintained to support the new initiative. The trees will have slow release watering bags. MK Council after looking forward to working with Parish and Town Councils on planting opportunities and will shortly be sending information out to them. Local communities may be able to get involved too and should contact with their parish council.
The planting season which started this month will see the first trees planted as part of a Community Orchard project behind the Central Library.
Cllr Lauren Townsend, Cabinet Member for the Public Realm said: “It was really important for us to secure this funding to ensure that we can continue planting across Milton Keynes. Trees are an essential part of our ambition to become the greenest city, and we know how much our residents love green spaces in their communities.”