Julian Maslinski Memorial Appeal

Julian Maslinski

Julian Maslinski, who was Chairman of the Westminster Tree Trust for 15 years, died in June 2012. Julian was a keen supporter or the environment and we have launched an appeal for funds to plant trees in his memory. If you would like to make a donation, please email the Trust at westminstertreetrust@hotmail.co.uk for more details.

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.

Barbara Windsor MBE plants a pear tree in Weymouth Street

As part of the W1W tree planting initiative, Barbara Windsor plants a pear tree at a ceremony in Weymouth Street.

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Barbara Windsor is assisted by The Deputy Lord Mayor of Westminster, Councillor Harvey Marshall and Julian Maslinski, Chairman, Westminster Tree Trust (left).

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Barbara Windsor and girls from Queen’s College Preparatory School, London W1.
Mark Gazaleh, Coordinator of the W1W Tree Planting Initiative is on the far left and Alasdair Douglas, Chair of the Board of Trustees, The Tree Council far right, next to The Deputy Lord Mayor.

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Barbara Windsor with Mark Gazaleh  from Westminster Tree Trust.

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Westminster Tree Trust responds to the Council on “Trees and the Public Realm”

To see the Trust’s response to the City of Westminster Draft Supplementary Planning Document December 2009 – “TREES AND THE PUBLIC REALM (DRAFT)” click here: PDF Document.

Launch of National Tree Week by Hilary Benn, Secretary of State for the Environment

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

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