(October 2018) The W1W Tree Planting Initiative is in its final phase of work to support the Marylebone Low Emission Neighbourhood (LEN), Fitzrovia Forest , and Oxford Street District street tree projects.
The project has seen 700 trees planted since early 2009 working with Westminster City Council, Westminster Tree Trust, local residents, stakeholders and schools. Our future activities will focus on adding the ‘right’ street trees in the north of Oxford Street and completing the neighbourhood’s green grid.
We are especially grateful for everyone’s continued support in the light of numerous changes being proposed to our streets and the heightened pollution concerns of the neighbourhood.
(15 May 2013) Marylebone tree project plants 600th tree and wins two Forestry Commission / GLA Re:Leaf Awards As part of London Tree Week, Marylebone locals celebrated the addition of the 600th tree in Marylebone and Fitzrovia. The Minister of State for Environment, David Heath MP, planted the tree with the help of children from All Souls and St Vincent’s primary schools.
The final tree, a very distinct liquid amber, was planted on Great Portland Street yesterday to mark the closure of the project. The inner-city initiative aimed to reduce the impact of heavy traffic and make the streets a more pleasant environment for all. Local contributions are now well in excess of £80,000 pounds with match funding from the Westminster Tree Trust, Westminster City Council with an additional £10,000 support from the Big Tree Plant campaign. The project benefited from considerable support from Westminster Tree Trust and Westminster City Council. The Initiative was also recognised today with two Re:Leaf awards at London’s City Hall. It was a wonderful day in our campaign for a greener Marylebone and Fitzrovia.
For the project’s latest updates please [click here].