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Hundreds Of Trees Saved!

Following months of join tree inspections, Sheffield Council have finally announced that all but one of the 218 trees so far investigated can be saved!

The report for cabinet is due to be presented on the 17th July 2019 and as been drafted without involvement from STAG.

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Joint Inspections Seem Positive

Last December, following talks between Sheffield Council and Sheffield Tree Action Groups (STAG), the council finally released their new street tree proposal. The proposal included plans for joint inspections to be carried out by Amey and STAG representatives, of a number of threatened trees.

Well it’s now been almost three months since the proposal was announced, and the news is broadly positive. Nearly all the trees that were due for joint inspections have now been assessed, including all such trees in the Nether Edge/Carter Knowle area.

The inspection process has been very interesting. The humped tarmac around some trees which had previously been blamed on huge roots and was apparently ‘irreparable’, was found to consist of four layers of tarmac, and not of roots at all. The new repaired pavement surface is completely flat. Trees with minor roots creeping into the carriageway, which Amey and the Council said must be felled because the situation was ‘irresolvable’, have had their minor roots pruned and new kerb stones put in place. All in all, it highlights just how many of the 5500 trees already felled across Sheffield should never have been felled. 

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Amey Tree Inspections Commence

From Tuesday the 15th, Amey are to start their onsite assessment/investigation of the 45 trees that the Council agreed to re-investigate, as part of it’s new proposal. 

The joint tree inspections agreed to in the recent mediated talks are due to start next week, and we really need supporters to come along bare witness in a calm and peaceful manner.

Let us show the council that support for the campaign hasn’t gone away during the pause in felling, and that their conduct is being watched. The council must be shown that any attempt to fell healthy trees, would still draw mass gatherings of supporters, and much negative publicity. 

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Reminder: Save Nether Edge Trees Supporters’ Meeting – 7th January 2019

The next Save Nether Edge Trees public meeting will be held on Monday 7th January 2019 at 8.00pm.

The is your chance to discuss the council’s proposal.

Please note the location
Terrace Room, Kenwood Hall Hotel, Kenwood Road, Nether Edge.

Hope to see plenty of you there.

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

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Save Nether Edge Trees Supporters’ Meeting – 7th January 2019

The next Save Nether Edge Trees public meeting will be held on Monday 7th January 2019 at 8.00pm.

The is your chance to discuss the council’s proposal.

Please note the location
Terrace Room, Kenwood Hall Hotel, Kenwood Road, Nether Edge.

Hope to see plenty of you there.

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

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Mediated Talks Proposal Released

Following the recent talks between Sheffield Council and Sheffield Tree Action Groups (STAG) representatives, the council has released a formal proposal, which consists of a revised list of trees they still believe need to be felled.

Of the 305 threatened street trees not yet fell, 57% of them are still marked for the chop.

27% will be indefinitely retained. 
(saved)
16% are likely to be retained, subject to some final joint review. 
(probably saved)
20% are still due to be felled during 2019, subject to final review. 
(likely to be felled imminently)
37% are still be felled in a phased approach, over the period of 2020 to 2028. Again, subject to final review. 
(likely to felled in the future)

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War Memorial Trees Saved!

Good news! As a result of STAG’s negotiations with Sheffield Council, 32 of the 35 threatened War Memorial Trees have been saved.  

“In this, the week of Remembrance Day, I am confirming that we have developed a plan to retain 32 of the 35 war memorial trees that were originally earmarked for replacement.”

Councillor Lewis Dagnall

The remaining three, which are reportedly too diseased to retain, are currently being independently investigated.

The talks with the council are still ongoing, but the negotiating team requested that the news be announced prior to Armistice Day on the 11th November.

Read the councils release here.

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