Beacon Park events to celebrate Lichfield’s trees

Beacon Park. Pic: Steve Lightfoot

Beacon Park. Pic: Steve Lightfoot

Lichfield’s trees will be the stars of the show at a series of tree-themed events in Beacon Park.

As part of the annual National Science and Engineering Week, park rangers are holding a series of tree-related activities on March 20 and 21.

Children are invited to bring their families along and take part in activities including leaf races, bark rubbing, hug a tree and a tree-themed board game.

A local expert will also lead a free guided walk around Beacon Park to highlight some particularly interesting trees. The walk will start at 11am on March 20 from Bunker’s Hill Car Park, Lower Sandford Street, and last around an hour and a quarter.

Councillor Val Richards, Cabinet Member for Leisure Services, said:

“Beacon Park is home to a wide variety of trees, including the Cricket Bat Willow and the unusual Evergreen Oak, which provide homes to local birds and insects. So come along to our free weekend and find out more about why our trees are so important to us.  There is no need to book, simply turn up.”

For more information contact the Park Rangers on 01543 308867.

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