App is tree-mendous

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A Parks Trust Volunteer has created a phone app that showcases trees around the UK.

Dr Alan Birkett created Tree Guide UK to give people comprehensive and illustrated information on 111 types of tree found across the country.

Dr Birkett said: “The Tree Guide UK app and website couldn’t have been done as easily anywhere else because I needed close-up access to lots of trees. I took about 2,400 photos over a three year period in and around Milton Keynes and I took them at all times of the year. I cycled many miles along redways and walked through parks, woods and along river valleys to get the photos and record the tree locations.”

The app is available to download from the App Store for £5.49.