While the Trust's picturesque award winning parks and parkways offer superb opportunities for recreation, conservation and wildlife, they are also a 'working environment'. Commercial activities ranging from professionally promoted concerts and board sailing to the grazing of sheep and hay-making, help fund their upkeep and enhancement for the benefit of residents and visitors.
As part of those activities park areas are producing increasing quantities of timber each year, income from the sales of which is used to help underwrite their future.
Though it will obviously be many decades before high quality oak is available from plantings during the last 20 years or so, valuable crops of cricket bat willows are already being harvested.
Whether seen on village greens, in Campbell Park, or at Lords in Test Matches, thousands of cricket bats in use today have one thing in common...they started life as trees in Milton Keynes.
MK has been developed with environmental sensitivity. Milton Keynes Parks Trust has been responsible for its parks and parkways since 1992. You can visit the Parks Trust website at: