Monthly Archives: August 2015

More Tree Troubles

More Tree Troubles I wonder what George Washington’s excuse was – perhaps the Cherry Tree was causing structural damage! Did George plant a replacement? Does anybody know? If so, do tell!! Sheffield Star led this Saturday with a headline about trees … Continue reading

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Badger cull

Picture by Paul Hobson Badger cull again – why doesn’t common-sense prevail?! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-34084352 It makes no sense, is poor in terms of any supporting science, and is expensive, unpopular and unsustainable – so about par for the Government!! Ian

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On Himalayan Balsam

The annual cycle of excitement over the invasive but spectacular plant, Impatiens glandulifera is happening again. This is an interesting article from the Daily Telegraph, but note that the flower they used is Common Thyme, and not Balsam!! http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/11810487/Teen-wages-war-on-Himalayan-balsalm-the-alien-weed-destroying-Britains-countryside.html

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Street Trees in the news!!

Street Trees in the news!! Coverage of the campaign in The Guardian and in Now Then Magazine: Please circulate these. http://www.theguardian.com/cities/2015/aug/15/treeconomics-street-trees-cities-sheffield-itree http://nowthenmagazine.com/sheffield/issue-89/localcheck/ And a bit more of the on-going chat: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/aug/17/austerity-axe-trees-reading-books     Ian

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Sheffield Telegraph – uncovering the facts and myths behind the trees debate

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Coming to a street near you ….and very soon!

Coming to a street near you ….and very soon! Local protestor, Deepa Shetty, emailed to say the street tree petition is now close to 12,500, but we need you to sign and to pass this message on. (See earlier blogs for … Continue reading

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Updated report from SORT – Letter to Sheffield City Council on Street Trees

Updated letter Fox_FAO Cllr Fox July 2015 Support the campaign and please circulate this letter widely. Also, the merits of the so-called Tree Forum are being widely questioned in terms of its independence, its authority, and its accountability. Watch this … Continue reading

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