Tech-infused tree trail unveiled at Castle Park in Frodsham
1 month ago
QR codes bring nature to life in a walk amongst 200-Year-Old Copper Beeches and Regal Small Leaved Limes!
The popular tree trail in Castle Park, Frodsham now has added technology, with QR codes alongside the trees, so visitors find out more about the nature around them.
The first tree of the 19 trees in the trail is an impressive Copper Beech near the entrance which is approximately 200 years old.
The trail then winds around the park and covers both old and young specimens, like the Small Leaved Lime, with heart shaped leaves, which was planted in honour of our late Queen.
To find out more about a particular tree, visitors just need to scan the QR code on the post next to the tree with the camera on their smartphone. Then, tap the link that appears and information about the tree appears on the screen.
Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Wellbeing, Councillor Louise Gittins said:
“Our libraries are celebrating Health and Wellbeing Week this week with a wide range of activities. What better way to give your health and wellbeing a boost than a walk in the great outdoors in our beautiful borough.
“Beat the January blues, wrap up warm and take a stroll around our wonderful tree trail in Castle Park. You’ll find out lots of interesting facts about the trees around the park too. It will be fascinating to see how the trees change across the seasons, so plan some future visits too.”
There are actually two trails around the park arranged by Cheshire West and Chester Council and the Castle Park Trust. Both a tree and a sculpture trail.
Last year, award-winning tree carver, Simon O’Rourke was commissioned to create some outstanding wooden sculptures around the park. Featuring bees, spiders, honeycomb, lavender and foliage, they tell the story of Matilda the Bee… and some very naughty wasps.