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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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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 – 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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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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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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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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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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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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Local panda and friends plant trees on Great Portland Street

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 … Continue reading

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Devonshire Street tree planting phase concludes successfully with 52 trees lining the street

The rain clouds left abruptly as we came to conclude our work towards greening in Devonshire Street in Marylebone today.  It was a real pleasure to have Kulveer Ranger (Mayor of London Boris Johnson’s Director of Environment and Digital London), Pam Warhurst (Chair of … Continue reading

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New Cavendish Street Tree project completed with Professor Lord Winston

We were most fortunate in having Professor Lord Winston, the eminent scientist and broadcaster, to plant the last of 49 chanticleer pear trees on New Cavendish Street today.  In celebration of the event, The Lord Mayor of Westminster, Councillor Susie Burbridge, also unveiled a … Continue reading

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The Greening of West Marylebone

In June 2011, inspired by the forest of trees being planted on the eastern side of Marylebone High Street, a group of us decided to form the West Marylebone Tree Initiative.  Our aim is to encourage tree planting to the … Continue reading

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Over 100 trees planted on Devonshire and New Cavendish Streets in Marylebone

The 2010-2011 planting objectives for Devonshire (phase 5) and New Cavendish Streets (phase 6) have now been successfully delivered.   52 and 49 new pear trees now line Devonshire Street and New Cavendish Street respectively.   The planting process, though slightly delayed due to … Continue reading

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Great Portland Street phase progresses further

There has been further progress on Great Portland Street in the last few months with the planting of an additional 17 trees along its length.  Furthermore, a further section of the street was also repaved at the north end of … Continue reading

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Barbara Windsor completes the planting of new trees on Weymouth Street

Barbara Windsor, actress and Marylebone local, planted the last of 53 new pear trees to go into Weymouth Street today.  The planting took place with the enthusiastic help of school girls from Queen’s College Prep School. They were joined by … Continue reading

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Where is Marylebone?

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Devonshire Street and New Cavendish Street Tree Phases Launched

We are delighted to announce that Devonshire Street and New Cavendish Streets will be included in the Initiative’s programme for street tree planting in Marylebone.  Fund raising for this endeavour will begin immediately with the intention that the trees for … Continue reading

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