The Daily Mail steps in for the street tree debate….
Please pass on to others…….Thanks.
THE GREAT TREES OF SHEFFIELD AWARDS
The 450 year old Oak that grew on Melbourne Road, Stocksbridge, has been nominated for a Great Trees of Sheffield 2017 award.
“This fun contest is all about finding, recognising & promoting the very special trees of Sheffield.”
We are now looking for trees with great stories to them. Special trees, to the very special people of Sheffield or folks farther afield. Trees that they grew up with or for one reason or another are dear to them or their family.
Anyone can nominate a tree that is within the boundaries of Sheffield. (All wards of Sheffield as of Jan. 2017 included). Single trees, avenues, groupings of special trees can all be nominated.
EVEN FALLEN, FELLED OR ‘LOST’ GREAT TREES OF SHEFFIELD CAN BE NOMINATED IF THEY HAVE A WONDERFUL STORY.
CLOSING DATE FOR ‘ENTREES’ IS 1st MAY 2017.
Any PRIVATE trees MUST have owners permission to be nominated”
The entries submitted for the competition can be viewed here:
You can read more about the Stocksbridge entry here:
The Gtos17 results will be announced and a prize trophy will be awarded at Hallam University, on Wednesday 24th May 2017 (NEXT WEEK!), at approximately 2:00 to 3:45pm.
Sheffield has many woodlands and 35,057 street trees. 25,877 of our street trees are mature. Sheffield City Council (SCC) have permitted Amey (a private company with a £2.2bn highway maintenance contract) to fell 50% of our street trees, without any thought given to the reasonably foreseeable negative impact on highway canopy cover and the range of associated benefits it affords to the neighbourhoods (the environment) and communities (including people). The incompetent approach to highway tree management that SCC & Amey have adopted – with disregard for almost all current good practice guidance and recommendations – has been a topic discussed at various national events and conferences, and has attracted national media attention.
“Great Trees of Sheffield 2017 Results & Awards
The event will be held at Sheffield Hallam University, Charles Street Building, 133 Charles Street, S1 2ND
If you report to Reception for 2:30pm to 3pm they will direct you to the correct area. Results & Awards at approx. 3:20pm
Tea, Coffee & biscuits provided
(a small donation would help me to pay for them tks Rob)
Will Jarvis Cocker’s favourite Weeping Beech tree in Endcliffe Park tree come out on top
or will Chris Packham’s choice of The BIG Tree win over.
Perhaps MP Nick Clegg’s Tree No. 271 in Westren Rd will triumph?
Ex-Pulp drummer Nick Bank’s thinks the Ryle Road Lime tree should win
while his mate Richard Hawley chooses the Western Rd WWI War Memorial trees are deserving of winning.”
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