Around 500 trees have been planted during a community day at Limes Farm Estate.
Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Green Canopy
Representatives from across the community came together to help plant the trees, three of which were introduced as part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Green Canopy.
One apple tree was planted by the Limes Farm shops with two further apple trees – donated by Chigwell Parish Council – planted in central locations on the estate. They form part of the lasting legacy honouring the Queen’s leadership of the nation and benefitting current and future generations by providing fruit for all.
500 trees planted across the estate
The 500 young trees across the estate were made possible by the Local Authorities Treescapes Fund grant scheme which funds tree-planting outside of woodland areas. It aims to bring increased tree cover, a more colourful local environment, increased wildlife and carbon storage to help with climate change.
Limes Farm Infant and Junior schools, St Winifred’s Church and Limes Farm Community Group all took part in the day.
Helping to combat climate change
Helen Kane, Chairman of Epping Forest District Council said:
The Queen’s Green Canopy is a wonderful way to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee and celebrate 70 years on the throne. This exciting initiative means many individual trees and woodlands will be planted across the country, with the trees helping to combat climate change, while creating a beautiful outdoor environment for both residents and wildlife.
Cllr Alan Lion, Councillor for Grange Hill Ward added:
This was a great event to bring local people and the council together and do something positive that will benefit both our community and the environment. I am proud to be involved and make a special thank you to the many volunteers and employees who helped prepare the site, took part in the planting and made it such an enjoyable day.
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