Category Archives: PROJECT PHASES

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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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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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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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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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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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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Urban greening efforts focus on north Fitzrovia

There is plenty of evidence to show that people feel better in green spaces.  Trees can contribute to storm-water management, absorb traffic noise, provide shade which helps to reduce skin cancer, are the lungs of our Capital, and have calming … 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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Alan Titchmarsh completes the greening of Bolsover Street

Much to the delight of local residents and businesses and as part of the W1W Tree Planting Initiative, Alan Titchmarsh, MBE, celebrity broadcaster and gardening expert, planted an elm tree to mark the arrival of 48 new trees in Bolsover Street.  This … 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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