LONDON, November 4, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Local residents and businesses today marked the arrival of 53 chanticleer pear trees in Weymouth Street, London W1 with a ceremonial tree planting by local resident Barbara Windsor MBE.
The ceremony was organised through a partnership between W1W Tree Planting Initiative, Westminster Tree Trust and Westminster City Council.
The project, which began in 2008, has now completed its first two objectives following the planting of 40 trees on Hallam Street in 2009. The scheme aims to have planted a total of 250 trees in the East Marylebone area by the end of spring 2011.
Following the ceremony, attended by The Lord Mayor Locum Tenens and local Councillor Harvey Marshall, a ceremonial plaque was unveiled to commemorate the occasion.
Chris Murray, Managing Director of Ridgeford Properties, said:
"We believe that companies should take pride in their local surroundings. It is important that businesses get involved in initiatives like these, work with local residents groups and use their influence to promote change in the area."
Mark Gazaleh, local resident and Co-ordinator of the W1W Tree Planting Initiative, said:
"The support we have had from companies like Ridgeford Properties has been invaluable in providing these trees for the area. They will make a real difference to the local environment and help make the area a more pleasant place to work and live."
The W1W Initiative aims to improve the quality of life for those living and working in the Marylebone area through the planting of trees. Other companies involved in the initiative include, The Princess Grace Hospital, Harley Street Clinic, Langham Hotel, Sainsbury's, Waitrose amongst many others.
SOURCE Ridgeford Properties