Completion W1W Tree Planting Initiative

As part of the W1W Street Tree Initiative, the latest tree planting on Great Portland Street will be completed today (15th May). The W1W Initiative is supported by the Big Tree Plant which was launched by Defra and the Forestry Commission in 2010 with the aim of planting one million trees by 2015.

So far, 475,000 trees have been planted and funding has already been allocated to 152 groups for almost 965,000 trees. In the West End we have played our part in this great project and the tree planting on the 15th May will celebrate the achievements of the W1W Street Tree Initiative which won an award for the best street tree project in 2013.

Since the project started in 2009 over 600 trees have been planted thanks to the hard work and dedication of volunteers in the community, especially Mark Gazaleh, who has inspired others to get involved in the project, and has also been recognised with his own award.

The W1W Street Tree Initiative has been supported by a £10,000 grant from the Big Tree Plant, which has helped plant 240 street trees in East Marylebone and Fitzrovia. I am delighted by the success of the project and the achievements it has reached in greening the West End.

This award is a due recognition of the hard work everyone has put in and I give me whole hearted congratulations to those involved. This project has transformed parts of Marylebone” This morning there will be a ceremonial planting of a very distinct liquid amber tree (Liquidambar styraciflua) to celebrate our success in greening this Central London neighbourhood.

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