Trees of Steel Procession – Saturday 21st October 2017

Sheffield Tree Action Groups invites you to gather on Devonshire Green this Saturday, the 21st October, for a rally celebrating Sheffield’s urban forest and to show our appreciation for everyone who continues to defend our beautiful trees.

“Let’s make our voice the biggest, loudest, clearest it’s ever been for Sheffield City Council to hear”

Event Schedule
12 noon – Devonshire Green meet up
12.15 – Procession to Barker’s Pool
12.30 – Rally at City Hall

For full event details click here.


If you have found this information useful then please consider helping us protect your trees, by donating some money to the legal fund.

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Vernon Oak To Be Felled On Monday!

Yesterday, the Save Dore Totley & Bradway Trees group announced that despite over two years of campaigning to save the “Vernon Oak”, the iconic tree is scheduled to be felled on Monday 16th October 2017.

Losing this magnificent healthy oak would be a tragedy in any circumstances, but when the reasoning behind felling it is so palpably flawed it tells a distressing story about how little the positive impact of street trees is understood and valued by local decision-makers.”
Matt Larsen-Daw – The Woodland Trust 

“As Chair of the Wildlife Trust, I have observed first hand how the Council leadership and its officers have consistently failed to take on board constructive expert advice from the principal local charitable natural environment champion. Whether it is responsible local residents or respected experts giving the advice and wanting to influence the City Council the result has been the same – a dialogue with the deaf”
Christopher Pennell – Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust

Residents will be holding a candlelit vigil under the tree this Sunday evening at 6pm.

Read the full press released here.

16-10-2017 UPDATE: The Vernon Oak is currently still standing, largely due a protester who has decided to roost in its welcoming branches.


If you have found this information useful then please consider helping us protect your trees, by donating some money to the legal fund.

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Join The Pre-Trial Rally – Friday 27th October 2017

Prominent tree campaigners Calvin Payne and Councillor Alison Teal are being taken to court by Sheffield Council again. The council alleges that they have broken the injunction forbidding peacefully protesting against the felling of healthy street trees from “within a safety zone”. The trial is to begin on Friday 27th October at 10:30am.

Please show your support by joining us for a rally outside before hand.

Venue:     Sheffield Combined Courts 
Start:       09:30 am

There will be speakers and chanting, but folk music will be kept to an absolute minimum.

See the Facebook event here.


If you have found this information useful then please consider helping us protect your trees, by donating some money to the legal fund.

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Michael Gove intervenes in “bonkers” Fellings

The environment secretary, Michael Gove, visited Sheffield on Wednesday, hoping for a “decent conversation” with Sheffield Council about its felling of healthy street trees, which he has described as “bonkers”.

“The idea that because tree roots might potentially cause a kerbstone here to be slightly out of alignment or might theoretically pose a risk to someone’s mobility and therefore that justifies felling trees that have been here for generations is bonkers.”

In addition to talks with the council, he also met with green party councilor, Alison Teal, and other prominent members of the campaign.

For more information click here.


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Reminder: Save Nether Edge Trees Public Meeting Tonight!

The Save Nether Edge Trees public meeting will be held tonight at 8.00pm.

Location is the upstairs room at the Banner Cross Pub, 971 Ecclesall Road.

Please arrive by 7.45pm for a prompt start at 8.00pm. Thanks.

All supporters welcome


If you have found this information useful then please consider helping us protect your trees, by donating some money to the legal fund.

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Jeremy Corbyn To Accept Tree Petition – Sign It Today!

The office of Jeremy Corbyn, has confirmed, that he will accept in person, a petition calling on him intervene in Sheffield’s tree crisis.

It is hoped that Mr Corbyn will be able to help broker talks between Sheffield council, and those opposed to the large scale felling of healthy street trees by it’s Streets Ahead programme.

Save Nether Edge Trees would like to encourage all our supporters to sign the petition ASAP, and to encourage others to do so.

Let’s help get the required 7,500 signatures before the mid-October deadline.

Sign the petition here.

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Save Nether Edge Trees Public Meeting – 25th September 2017

The next Save Nether Edge Trees public meeting will be held on Monday 25th September at 8.00pm.

Location is the upstairs room at the Banner Cross Pub, 971 Ecclesall Road.

Please arrive by 7.45pm for a prompt start at 8.00pm. Thanks.

All supporters welcome


If you have found this information useful then please consider helping us protect your trees, by donating some money to the legal fund.

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