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Project brings rare black poplar tree back to Sheffield

Black Poplar tree on the Shire Brook

21 August 2017 A project is underway to bring one of the UK’s rarest native trees back to Sheffield. The black poplar is a declining species and, according to the Forestry Commission, is the country’s most endangered timber tree. There are fewer than 1,000 mature trees in the wild, in the UK, and they are most prevalent in areas such ...

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More than 8,600 trees planted by community forestry team

The Lord Mayor, Councillor Denise Fox, plants trees in Darnall with help from volunteers

19 June 2017 Volunteers donated their time over the last tree planting season to help Sheffield City Council’s community forestry team plant more than 8,600 trees in 40 locations. In the 2016-17 planting season, which ran from October 2016 to March 2017, a total of 8,658 trees were planted, including heavy standards, whips, and fruit trees. The community forestry team ...

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Council busts further myths on its street tree replacement programme

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10th April 2017 The Streets Ahead programme is all about improving the city’s road infrastructure and also represents the largest investment ever seen in Sheffield’s roads, pavements, street lights and street trees. The investment will allow us to ensure we have street trees to be proud of across the city for the next generation and beyond. During the first five years ...

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Trees breathe new life into urban green space

The Lord Mayor, Councillor Denise Fox, plants trees in Darnall with help from volunteers

29 March 2017 Students from Al-Huda Academy, along with staff from the English Institute of Sport and our own Lord Mayor of Sheffield, helped Community Forestry staff plant new trees in Darnall yesterday (Tuesday 28 March). The trees were “heavy standard” trees and a mix of oak, lime, silver birch, Turkish hazel and amalanchier. This planting of 19 new trees is ...

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Council releases summary of household survey data on street tree proposals

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24 March 2017 At the beginning of 2017, Sheffield City Council made a series of commitments to the people of Sheffield, including a promise to be more open and transparent when it comes to its street tree replacement programme. As part of this commitment, the Council is now releasing a summary of the household survey results that show only a small ...

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Council sets the record straight on street trees myths

Handsworth's veteran mulberry tree

01 February 2017 Streets Ahead is today setting the record straight on a number of myths around its street tree replacement work. Councillor Bryan Lodge, Cabinet Member for the Environment at Sheffield City Council, said: “There has been a lot of attention on the street trees replacement work in the Streets Ahead contract. We welcome the passion of the people ...

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Major new tree planting project gets underway

Volunteers plant an urban woodland

13 January 2017 Around 8,000 trees are set to be planted at different sites across Sheffield over the next few weeks, to create new “urban woodlands” for the city. In partnership with the Trees for Cities organisation, 7,500 trees will be planted at three parks in the south-east of the city; at Kenninghall Bank, Fox Lane Recreation Ground and at ...

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Consultation extended on Sheffield’s Draft Trees and Woodlands Strategy

Children playing in Flockton Wood

30 November 2016 Sheffield’s draft trees and woodlands strategy will help us plan how we manage more than two million trees across Sheffield for the next 14 years. Your views are really important and we want to hear from as many of our residents as possible, so we have extended the consultation period for a further two weeks. The public ...

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Rustlings Road Trees

25 November 2016 Councillor Bryan Lodge, Cabinet Member for Environment at Sheffield City Council, said: “We would like to offer an apology to the people of Sheffield who were affected by the way in which we took the trees down on Thursday of last week, and particularly those living on Rustlings Road, who will also receive an apology in the ...

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Trees and Woodlands Strategy: The big black poplar of Beaver Hill

The giant black poplar on Beaver Hill Road

Down in the dip on Beaver Hill Road in Handsworth, stands the towering figure of Sheffield’s biggest black poplar. Standing just on the edge of Shirtcliffe Woods, it’s a haven for wildlife and a well known figure to those who live in the area. Access to Nature Officer, Catherine Nuttgens told us the what, how and why of looking after this enormous tree. Managing Sheffield’s ...

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Trees and Woodlands Strategy: Woodland adventures on Wincobank Hill

Catherine Nuttgent, Acces to Nature Officer stands in a coppiced oak tree on Wincobank Hill

Thursday 10 November 2016 Climbing to the top of Wincobank Hill in Sheffield it’s impossible not to gasp at the breathtaking views over the city. The site, which is home to ancient woodland and a whole load of history, dominates the skyline of the Lower Don Valley. We paid a visit with Access to Nature Officer, Catherine Nuttgens to look at this historic site ...

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Trees & Woodlands Strategy: Here we go round the mulberry bush

Handsworth's veteran mulberry tree

Friday 4 November Could this black mulberry tree in Handsworth be the oldest of its kind in the north? It measures at around 450 years old – yes, that’s 450 years old. Imagine just how many people have skipped around this mulberry bush! Imagine how many jars of jam have been made from the fruit this tree has produced! This veteran ...

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VIDEO: Managing Sheffield’s Trees and Woodlands – have your say

Councillor Mary Lea, Dave Aspinall and Jerry Gunton with the Iron Man in Bowden Houstead Woods, Sheffield

Sheffield is one of the greenest cities in Europe, with four trees for every person and access to 180 woodlands. Members of the public are invited to have their say and help shape the future for the city’s trees and woodlands as part of the consultation on Sheffield’s Draft Trees and Woodlands Strategy. Councillor Mary Lea, along with Woodland Managers Dave ...

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Sheffield residents invited to have their say on new trees and woodlands strategy

Councillor Mary Lea, Dave Aspinall and Jerry Gunton with the Iron Man in Bowden Houstead Woods, Sheffield

Friday 30 September 2016 The Iron-Man stands in Sheffield’s Bowden Houstead Woods, a lasting reminder of the important role the city’s trees and woodlands played in Sheffield’s industrial revolution. And today, as consultation launches on Sheffield’s draft trees and woodlands strategy, they are just as important. Members of the public are invited to have their say and help shape the ...

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