The W1W Street Tree Initiative supports the aim of the Ulmus Londinium Project to return elm trees to London. A great many elm trees here were lost in the 1970s to Dutch Elm Disease. The Ulmus Londonium Project has sought to reverse the losses.
Our first two first elms were planted by Alan Titchmarsh on Bolsover Street in 2011. Elm trees had originally grown nearby until they were removed at the end of the 1800’s. By Spring 2013, Westminster City Council has planted over 50 Dutch Elm Disease resistant trees in suitable locations all across Marylebone.
The distribution of the new elm trees is as follows:
Bolsover Street elm 2 2011
Mansfield Street elm 4 2012
George Street elm 28 2013
Seymour Street elm 11 2012
Bryanston Street elm 5 2013
This is a wonderful result for all involved.