The launch of the 35th National Tree Week took place on 25th November 2009 with a ceremonial tree planting in Westminster.
(From left) Tim Rollinson – Director General, Forestry Commission, Mark Gazaleh – Co-ordinator of the W1W Tree Planting Initiative, Alasdair Douglas – Chairman of the Board of Trustees of The Tree Council, The Rt. Hon. Hilary Benn MP – Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Mark Field for the Cities of London and Westminster, Julian Maslinski – Chairman of the Westminster Tree Trust and Keith Roisseter – Manager, Infinity Motorcycles.
The Secretary of State plants a second tree with children from Portland Place School, London, W1