The Western Road commemorative trees in Sheffield – from the Guardian
This issue was first brought to my attention in September 2015 by Robin Ridley, (formerly of South Yorkshire Forest and now working with the Woodland Trust), ‘We have 52 trees on Western Rd, Crookes – commemorating the fallen from WW1 (plaque outside Westways School attached). We are ‘Zoned’ for 2017 works under Streets Ahead – many of these trees will go as they are “lifting the pavement” or throwing the kerb stones out of line.’
Once again, these are excellent trees and in good health; what’s more, they commemorate the fallen of WW1 at a time when we as a community are acknowledging the debt we all owe ……
In short, what could be more insensitive than cutting them down merely for convenience? How crass!
The Guardian has now taken up the story: