(June 2019 update) The W1W Tree Planting Initiative (Westminster Tree Trust) has supported the greening of our neighbourhood since 2009. And over the last few years we advocated for even more trees to be planted here in the context of the Marylebone Low Emission Neighbourhood, Fitzrovia Forest and Oxford Street District projects. We have been delighted with Westminster’s continued progress to add further trees to our neighbourhood.
The 2018-9 planting season has gone very well with an additional 63 and 49 trees being planted in Marylebone and Fitzrovia respectively. These numbers include trees sponsored by the Portman Estate and Howard de Walden Estate as part of projects on Baker Street and Wigmore Street. The W1W Tree Planting Initiative (Westminster Tree Trust) also financially supported the cost of this year’s new trees.
Over 800 trees have now been planted across the two neighbourhoods over the last decade.
(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 ceremonial 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.
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