Barbara Windsor to launch plans to plant hundreds of trees

Soap star and Carry On actress Barbara Windsor is to unveil a London tree planting scheme this week.

Barbara Windsor will plant a ceremonial Chanticleer pear tree this Thursday in Marylebone to highlight a scheme that could see hundreds of trees planted across central London.

The scheme is being run by Westminster City Council, Westminster Tree Trust and the W1W Tree Planting Initiative.

The tree is one of scores of Chanticleer pear trees to be planted in Weymouth Street and the surrounding areas as part of a drive to improve the general quality of life.

"Marylebone Road is one of the most heavily polluted in the capital and it’s hoped the scheme will help to improve air quality and reduce pollution.

"The trees will absorb some of the local traffic noise and make the area more attractive. Over the last few years street trees have been in decline in central London.

"Westminster’s planting programme aims to reverse that trend and help to improve the quality of life of everyone who lives and works in the area."

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