We are so pleased that Portly Panda of the Portland Hospital helped us plant our trees on Great Portland Street. Together with children from All Souls School the final trees were added to the north end of this historic street today.
In association with International Students House, Pizza Express and The Portland Hospital, we marked the completion of this work with a community tree planting ceremony.
The Vice Chair of the Westminster Tree Trust, Moy Scott and Councillor Harvey Marshall unveiled the plaques alongside the Executive Director Peter Anwyl from International Students House and Marco Bellisai Area Director for Pizza Express.
The tree planting and unveiling of the plaques was followed by a delicious reception with tea, coffee, pastries and cake hosted by Pizza Express. We were delighted that so many from the neighbourhood could join this celebration.
The project is a joint initiative by Westminster City Council, Westminster Tree Trust and the W1W Tree Planting Initiative, a local community organisation – residents, resident’s associations, businesses and other commercial organisations – that relies on volunteers to raise funds for the trees and planting work. The Westminster Tree Trust has been planting trees to make London’s neighbourhoods more pleasant for over 25 years.