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96 Trees Planted in Honour of Platinum Jubilee with Queen’s Green Canopy
Chelmsford City Racecourse has commenced the planting of 96 new mature trees in recognition of the Platinum Jubilee and supporting the Queen’s Green Canopy initiative.
The trees consisting of Oak, Hornbeam, Whitebeam and Lime have been cultivated by the racecourse and planted around the grounds of Moulsham Hall and the racecourse, as part of their project to continue the migration of the ancient woodland corridor and the replacement of damaged and diseased trees along Moulsham Hall Lane.
A spokesperson for the racecourse said “We are proud to be a part of the Green Canopy initiative especially as her Majesty the Queen planted a tree on our site in 1978 when she visited the County Show at the Essex County Showground, prior to the construction and opening of the racecourse.
Chelmsford City Racecourse is honouring the Queen’s Jubilee with the planting of mature trees as part of a £200,000 project which continues a personal undertaking given by founder John Holmes over 20 years ago, to ensure the ancient woodland was protected and extended through migration corridors.