15 May 2013: Marylebone completes tree planting project with 600th tree and wins GLA Re:Leaf awards

As part of London Tree Week, Marylebone locals celebrated the completion of W1W project in Marylebone and Fitzrovia with the planting of the 600th tree, a very distinctive Liqud Amber tree, on Great Portland Street. The inner city project aims to reduce the impactof heavy traffic and make the streets a more pleasant environment for everyone.

600th tree planted

The Minister of State for Agriculture and Food, Mr David Heath MP, planted the tree with the help of children from All Souls and St Vincent’s primary schools.

Local contributions raised are now well in excess of £90,000 pounds with match funding from the Westminster Tree Trust, Westminster City Council and support of the Big Tree Plant campaign.

600th tree planted

Those present included, Mark Gazaleh, who has lead the initiative, local Councillor Jonathan Glanz, Michael Bolt of the Marylebone Association and trustees of Westminster Tree Trust including Councillor Ruth Bush.

The initiative was later recognised with two Re:Leaf awards for urban tree planting at London’s City Hall.

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