The W1W Tree Planting Initiative

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Founded in 2008, the W1W Tree Planting Initiative aims to restore the trees that once lined the streets of Eastern Marylebone. The project began as partnership between the local residents and businesses, but more recently joined forces with Ridgeford, the Westminster Tree Trust and Westminster City Council.

On 4 November 2010, the W1W Tree Trust marked the arrival of 53 chanticleer pear trees in Weymouth Street with a ceremonial tree planting by local resident Barbara Windsor MBE. And, in April 2011, television presenter and gardening expert Alan Titchmarsh MBE was joined by Ridgeford’s Chris Murray and the Lord Mayor of Westminster, to plant a tree to mark the arrival of 48 new trees to Bolsover Street – the first to be planted on the street since 1850.

The planting celebrated the latest street in the east Marylebone area to be given the ‘green treatment’ as part of the W1W Tree Planting Initiative.

To mark the Ceremonial Planting of the 500th Tree there is a ceremony outside BBC Broadcasting House on Thursday 17th May 2012 at 1.45pm with John Simpson, CBE, BBC World Affairs Editor and the Lord Mayor of Westminster, Councillor Angela Harvey.