500th Tree Planted in West End

A ceremony to mark the achievement of the 500th tree to be planted as part of the W1W Tree Initiative and the creation of the Fitzrovia Forest was marked by a ceremonial tree planting by John Simpson, veteran news reporter from the BBC and the newly appointed Lord Mayor Councillor Angela Harvey.

John expressed his pride at undertaking a tree planting which will be there to remind generations to come of the contribution that trees can make to greening and softening the urban environment.

In her first official engagement as Lord Mayor Councillor Angela Harvey, a former Chairman of the Go Green Task Force at Westminster City Council, remarked on the achievement of getting to 500 trees planted in the West End prior to the Olympics.

The work of the W1W Tree Initiative continues as does the opportunity to continue the grid of planting both in east, west and the central part of Marylebone as well as extending it through Fitzrovia to the Camden boarder.

Monies have been raised from various developments, including that of the former Middlesex Hospital, to fund this work as the planting seasons permit.

As the planting matures, as it has along Harley Street, we see the major contribution that trees can make to enhancing both the physical and the aesthetic environment, even in such tight urban spaces.

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