Petition update – The One Show and Chris Packham!!
Sheffield, United Kingdom
5 Jan 2017 — Dear supporters
2017 looks set to bring ever further challenges to tree campaigners across the city.
Here is an up to date map of the hundreds of HEALTHY trees currently at risk in Sheffield:
Including 180 mostly HEALTHY trees threatened in Nether Edge and Sharrow Ward alone. This would COMPLETELY and irreversibly change the landscape of this neighbourhood FOREVER. Robbing the current generation and future generations of the quantifiably valuable ecosystem services that large crowned trees provide to communities, for EVERY year of life.
There are 31 threatened trees on Rivelin Valley Road…
There are 10 threatened trees on Ecclesall Rd, including multiple iconic plane trees. Have a look – the ones with yellow ribbons on!
So it looks like the time for Non Violent Direct Action (NVDA) might soon be upon us….
If you would like to play your part in peaceful protest, to save your precious street tree resource from corporate madness, here’s a link to sign up for the Nether Edge Group’s NVDA list:
Here’s another link for the Rivelin Valley Road Group’s NVDA list:
On the form you can indicate how you might be able to support their work.
On a lighter note, The One Show had an excellent Sheffield Trees feature earlier this evening. You can catch up here from 11minutes 40: http://bbc.in/2jav4zh
Here’s a quote from the show:
“I’ve looked at every tree here and none of them need to come out. This is contrary to government guidance, it’s contrary to the professional guidance set out by the Chartered Institute of Highways and Transport. It’s just a shocking affair, that really we have to make sure it doesn’t happen anywhere else in the country”
The above quote is from international tree expert, Jeremy Barrell BSc FArborA DipArb CBiol FICFor FRICS. Enough said really.
And some more dates for your diary:
1. THIS Sat Jan 7th – Human Yellow Ribbon around Town Hall. Be There For 12 noon. Wear something Yellow! http://bit.ly/2iRkZUq
2. THIS Sat 7th Jan – Wed 11th Jan – In Celebration of Trees, photography exhibition. From 11am to 4pm every day: http://bit.ly/2hUjAxS
There is SO much happening in Sheffield’s Street Tree campaign and the best way to keep up is to join Sheffield Tree Action Groups (STAG) here: http://bit.ly/2fpnmzS
As always, thank you for all of your continued support, hard work and commitment. We should be so very proud of everything that has collectively been achieved by all of us since May 2015. Even Chris Packham is tweeting about us now!