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Marylebone Trees Bolsover Street Planting Endorsements

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Uploaded on Jun 12, 2011

These interviews were taken after Alan Titchmarsh planted the last of 48 new trees on Bolsover Street on 1 April 2011.. He was joined by The Lord Mayor Locum Tenens, Councillor Harvey Marshall, who unveiled a ceremonial plaque for the occasion in front of many local volunteers and a gathering of well wishers.

The Lord Mayor Locum Tenens, Councillor Harvey Marshall unveiled a commemorative plaque in honour of the event. The Initiative has benefitted from considerable support from all sides and has recently planted over 160 trees along Marylebone's streets during the last few months.

The Bolsover Street planting phase has also played a part in the 'Ulmus Londinium' project, led by the Conservation Foundation -- to provide elm trees in the capital for future generations. Two new Elm trees have now been replanted on the street after an absence of over 150 years.

Today's celebration also coincided with the launch of a similar initiative to plant trees in neighbouring Fitzrovia. This W1T Tree Planting Initiative aims to plant the right trees in the right places and hopefully soften the area's hard urban character across Westminster's borough border with Camden. A proposal to plant trees on a further 12 streets in Fitzrovia and Marylebone is currently being evaluated by Westminster City Council.

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