Tree: Storm Tree - Charing Cross
Erection date: 16/10/1988
In the early hours of Friday 16 October 1987 a great storm struck South East England. In four violent hours London lost 250,000 trees. Its skyline changed for ever. The Evening Standard launched a tree appeal and this English oak, placed here a year after the storm, is one of the many new trees paid for by its readers. It was planted by the City of Westminster on 16 October 1988.
When we first saw the plaque it was in the pavement close to the tree but is now affixed to a nearby pillar.
Site: Storm Tree - Charing Cross (2 memorials)
Via Facebook David Johnson pointed us to 47 Shoe Lane which gives lots of background information and photos about these plaques, McGill and the campaign to plant trees to replace those lost in the Storm.