• The True Value of Sheffield’s Threatened Trees

    The true value of the trees around us is often overlooked, because the services they are performing for us are invisible to the naked eye. Their impact on the environment is huge, but is often not appreciated until it is gone. The Tree Charter seeks to ensure that this hidden value is recognised, and that […]

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  • The human cost of tree felling in Sheffield

    Months of regular protests involving hundreds of local residents are testament to the strength of feeling about the controversial programme of street tree felling in Sheffield. One of the frustrating things for those opposed to the activity has been the Council’s oft-repeated claim that those opposed to the fellings represent only a small number of […]

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  • Sheffield Council decides to fell iconic elm tree

    Tree campaigner Paul Selby from the Save Netheredge Trees Charter Branch in Sheffield has been fighting for the future of an iconic local elm tree for over a year. In this heartfelt article he reflects on the latest devastating development. Yesterday, Sheffield Council confirmed they will fell a 120 year old Huntingdon Elm tree that sits on the corner […]

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  • The Vernon Oak story

    There is an oak tree growing at the bottom of Vernon Road, a quiet cul-de-sac in Dore, Sheffield. It’s what an Independent Tree Panel recently called, ‘a very fine specimen’. It has an interesting story, not least because that story may soon be cut short, if Sheffield City Council get their way. It sprouted from […]

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  • Whose Trees These? Lessons We Can Learn From Sheffield

    By Matt Larsen-Daw, Woodland Trust With just a year to go until the launch of a new Charter for Trees, Woods and People, recent events in Sheffield have brought to light just how much this campaign is needed to reconnect society with the value of trees to people. In Sheffield last week, residents were shocked […]

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  • All aboard to save a very special elm

    On a rainy Thursday in Sheffield, hundreds of local people turned out for a unique event – a chance to get up close and personal with the canopy of a magnificent street tree that they would usually pass far beneath, thanks to an open topped bus parked alongside. The tree in question is a healthy […]

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