Memorial Tree planted in St George’s Square

On 12 March a splendid zelkova serrata was planted in the public gardens of St George’s Square in Pimlico in memory of Julian Maslinski, Chairman of the Trust.

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The Lord Mayor of Westminster, Councillor Angela Harvey, joined by Rani Maslinski, Peter Ruback and Paul Akers, planted the tree in a short ceremony.

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Addressing the gathering, Paul Akers praised Julian Maslinski’s tireless work for the environment in Westminster and said that this special tree was a fitting way of remembering a very special man, responsible for planting so many trees in the City.

The ceremony was attended by donors, trustees and friends of Julian.

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Zelkova serrataIn the Autumn, the tree will turn a magnificent orange colour, livening up the Winter months. The tree was bought with funds raised in a memorial appeal and there are further plantings planned in North Westminster.

To read more about this unusual tree.

All the pictures of the ceremony courtesy of Paul Mellor.

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