Category Archives: Tree planting

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.


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



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.

Progress with the W1W tree planting Initiative


Since 2009, approximately 280 street trees have been planted in Marylebone under the W1W initiative, covering sites in Bolsover Street, Devonshire Street, Great Portland Street, Great Titchfield Street, Greenwell Street, Hallam Street, New Cavendish Street and Weymouth Street.


Further tree plantings in West Marylebone and Fitzrovia are now being planned.

More trees planted in Great Portland Street

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Moy Scott – Vice Chairman, Westminster Tree Trust – addresses members of the community at a tree planting in association with International Students House, Pizza Express and The Portland Hospital. The event was attended by The Deputy Lord Mayor of Westminster, Councillor Harvey Marshall, Member for Marylebone High Street ward and children from All Souls Primary School, London, W1, assisted with the planting.

Professor Lord Winston plants a tree in ceremony in New Cavendish Street

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Lord Winston and the Lord Mayor, Councillor Susie Burbridge were assisted by children from the International Community School, Marylebone in a tree planting ceremony in New Cavendish Street.

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Councillor Susie Burbridge, unveils a plaque

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Members of the International Community School Eco Team present Westminster Tree Trust with a cheque for £300 raised by the children

Trees now line Devonshire Street, London, W1

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Councillor Alan Bradley of the Westminster Tree Trust – speaks at a tree planting ceremony to mark the Devonshire Street project as well as the launch of RE:LEAF LONDON. Re:Leaf London is a partnership campaign led by the Mayor of London to protect existing trees in the capital and plant more trees throughout London.

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Tree planters Pamela Warhurst, Chair of the Forestry Commission, Kulveer Ranger, Director of Environment and Digital London for the Mayor of London and Councillor Bradley join members of the St. Marylebone School Green Club and other well wishers

Alan Titchmarsh MBE plants an elm tree in Bolsover Street

Phase 4 of the W1W initiative was marked by a ceremonial planting by Alan Titchmarsh of an elm tree  in Bolsover Street.

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Children from All Souls Primary School, London, W1, complete the tree planting, watched by (from right), Chris Murray (Managing Director – Ridgeford Properties) Julian Maslinski (Chairman, Westminster Tree Trust), Councillor Harvey Marshall(Deputy Lord Mayor of Westminster) and Alan Titchmarsh with other well wishers.

Trees sponsored in Great Portland Street and Weymouth Street

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The Deputy Lord Mayor of Westminster, Councillor Harvey Marshall unveils a plaque in Great Portland Street, London, W1. From his left are Peter Schweiger – Managing Director, James Taylor & Son, Bespoke Shoemakers, Est. 1857, Moy Scott – Vice Chairman, Westminster Tree Trust, Mark Gazaleh – Coordinator, The W1W Tree Planting Initiative, Julian Maslinski – Chairman, Westminster Tree Trust and Councillor Johnathan Glanz – Member for West End Ward, City of Westminster

James Taylor & Son sponsored two trees with a plaque in Great Portland Street and two trees with a plaque in Weymouth Street, London W1.