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2019 Marylebone & Fitzrovia Tree Planting Update

Over 800 trees have now been planted across the two neighbourhoods over the last decade. Continue reading

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2018 Marylebone & Fitzrovia Tree Planting Update

The W1W Tree Planting Initiative continues to work in 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 … Continue reading

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2016 Marylebone & Fitzrovia Tree Planting Update

Progress note: We have received the good news from Westminster’s Arboricultural Department that 12 new trees have now been added to Luxborough Street. Continue reading

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2015 Marylebone & Fitzrovia Tree Planting Update

Progress note: We have received the good news from Westminster’s Arboricultural Department that trees have now been added to Marylebone Street, Nottingham Street and Wheatley Street. We are looking to see if trees are possible on sections of Newman Street, Mortimer Street, Manchester Street and Wigmore Street. … Continue reading

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2014 Marylebone & Fitzrovia Tree Planting Update

Marylebone Green Grid… now extended the trees lines on to Marylebone St., Nottingham St., Eastcastle St., Middleton Pl., Welbeck St., Langham St., and Balcombe St. Continue reading

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2013 Update – Fitzrovia Forest’s Future Steps

It’s been a busy 2012-13 season for planting in Fitzrovia and East Marylebone despite delays caused by the late release of subterranean infrastructure data.  Over 30 trees were planted in addition to the +210 added in the last few seasons. … Continue reading

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2013 Update – West Marylebone Trees

By Rosemary Forgan Imagine walking through a beautiful forest of trees, offering extraordinary diversity – from pear to birch, from amelanchier to olives.   It would take a while because there are over 600 trees to enjoy – considerably more than … Continue reading

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50 Elms planted in Marylebone and Fitzrovia supporting Ulmus Londonium Project

. The W1W Street Tree Initiative supports the aim of the Ulmus Londinium Project to return elm trees to London.  A great many elm trees were lost in the 1970s to Dutch Elm Disease.  The Ulmus Londonium Project has sought … Continue reading

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Marylebone & Fitzrovia Tree Planting Update | More than 800 trees planted over the last decade

(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 … Continue reading

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Marylebone’s Beaumont Street now lined with 14 Amelanchier trees

Another Marylebone Tree Planting phase was completed successfully today on Beaumont Street.  Lord Glenarthur, Chairman, dug in a tree and unveiled a plaque thanking the Consultants at King Edward VII’s Hospital for sponsoring the 5 Amelanchier trees recently planted outside … Continue reading

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Urban Tree Planting, Motivation, Policy and Guidance

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Here is a short list of publications that provide helpful reading for those that want to know more about planting trees in cities.  We hope these motivate you to increase the number of trees in your neighbourhood. You may download a … Continue reading

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University of Westminster contributes to the further greening of a very chilly Cleveland Street

Trees added to Cleveland Street – Fitzrovia Forest – University of Westminster –   Opposite BT Tower Tree planting in Fitzrovia continues with the recent addition of two silver birch trees outside University of Westminster‘s Cavendish Campus on Cleveland Street.  The … Continue reading

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Tree Planting Initiative for Marylebone – Project Overview (2013)

The objective of the W1W Tree Planting Initiative is to line the main streets of Marylebone and Fitzrovia with the right trees in the right places Continue reading

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John Simpson plants Initiative’s 500th tree in Marylebone

“He is more used to war zones than green zones, but BBC’s John Simpson CBE did his bit for the ‘greening of Marylebone’ when he shovelled soil to plant the 500th tree outside BBC Broadcasting House as part of a … Continue reading

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2012: Scores of New Trees Planted in West Marylebone

11 June 2012 – Giorgio Locatelli planted an elm tree outside his eponymous restaurant on Seymour Street (by Portman Square) in celebration of the 119 new trees being planted in West Marylebone early 2012.  The planting took place in the … Continue reading

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Fitzovia Community Centre Launched – Commemorative Tree Planted on Berners Street

Fitzrovia locals recently celebrated two positive developments in the neighbourhood.  The first good news was the opening of the Fitzrovia Community Centre — a new hub for local activities with an emphasis on increasing social cohesion.  The second news item … Continue reading

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Big Tree Plant grants £10,000 to Fitzrovia Forest project

Ambitions to plant more trees in East Marylebone received a big boost recently with the news that we received a grant of £10,000 from The Big Tree Plant Campaign.  These monies supplements a £25,000 S106 contribution for trees that will … Continue reading

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Fitzrovia Forest Vision Document Now Updated

The latest version of the Fitzrovia Forest document has just been released by ARUP and may now be downloaded from the link below.  A number of recommendations made by local stakeholders and the community have been incorporated in this draft. … Continue reading

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Trees picket Marylebone Road pollution

The W1W Tree Planting Initiative has been in contact with Transport for London (TfL) seeking to mitigate the environmental impact of traffic of the Marylebone Road and Euston Roads on our neighbouring area. The Initiative has been working to implement … Continue reading

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Help build the East Marylebone & Fitzrovia Forest Concept

The latest draft of the Fitzrovia and East Marylebone Landscape and Public Realm Visioning Plan  is now available for review and comment.   Join in so that our streets and public areas provide a better space for everyone in our … Continue reading

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Tree Planting Celebration on Marylebone’s New Cavendish Street

On Friday 21st October, Ambassador Nicola Clase took part in a tree planting ceremony outside the Swedish Residence to mark the Embassy’s sponsorship of a tree through the Westminster Tree Trust, a charity dedicated to improving the environment in Westminster … Continue reading

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Proposal made to complete Marylebone central tree grid by 2012

The Initiative has made a  proposal to Westminster City Council to plant seventy trees on nine Marylebone Streets during 2011-2012.   The resulting tree lines will complete our work on the Central Marylebone Green Grid.   Fund raising from the local community … Continue reading

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Marylebone and Fitzrovia Tree Planting — vote for our success!

Vote for us to get a NatWest CommunityForce award of up to £6,000 to further our tree work in the Marylebone and Fitzrovia area.  Our target is to plant 500 new trees here by end 2012. Vote for us here:   http://communityforce.natwest.com/project/1351 Over … Continue reading

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Ideas and details for Fitzrovia Forest South sprout

The southern side of Fitzrovia has had very little street improvement for many years. While the ORB project (Oxford Street, Regents Street and Bond Street) is improving almost all the other areas off Oxford Street, there are no public improvement … Continue reading

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Work for trees begin at the north end of Cleveland Street

Cleveland Street is an historic Fitzrovian road which lies at the edge of London’s bustling West End.  It is a high density residential, mixed usage street sitting astride the borough borders of Westminster and Camden.   Local environmental pollution is a … Continue reading

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