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50,000th tree planted as woodland creation project draws to a close

Wednesday 25 March 2015 More than 50,000 trees have been planted across Sheffield since the start of the year, in an ambitious project to create the next generation of public woodland for the city. Around 30 hectares of woodland habitat have been created at 17 different sites, all accessible to local communities and including footpaths, glades and open space. The ...

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Tree to mark 30 years of town twinning

Monday 16 February 2015 A Nicaraguan Liquidambar tree is set to be planted in Sheffield’s South Street Park on Monday, 23 February to mark three decades of the city’s twinning with Estelí, in northern Nicaragua. Tim Shortland, community forestry manager at Sheffield City Council, said: “”The Community Forestry team are pleased to be involved in the planting. It is wonderful ...

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Schoolchildren join city’s major woodland creation project

Wednesday 28 January 2015 Hundreds of trees are set to be planted by schoolchildren and members of the local community in the latest phase of a woodland creation project in Sheffield. The trees, part of a wider project to plant 50,000 trees in 17 new woodlands across the city, will be planted at Greenhill Park on the afternoon of Friday ...

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Tree-mendous effort to improve local area


Thursday 22 January 2015 A hardy group of people braved the wintry wind and rain to add a bit more greenery to an area of Beighton. Youngsters from Reignhead Primary School, members of Beighton Tenants and Residents Association, council housing staff and Councillor Harry Harpham helped plant two ornamental trees on land at Cairns Road. They replace a tree that ...

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Sheffield’s tree planting season well underway

Wednesday 17 December 2014 More trees will be planted across the city over the coming months as part of the Streets Ahead project. Between November and April the Streets Ahead team are planting over 700 new trees, adding to the 2 million trees already in Sheffield. The new trees will replace highway trees – those on the roadside and grass ...

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Streets Ahead – Time to Talk Trees

The Streets Ahead team are inviting all Sheffield residents, businesses and community groups to come along and learn more about the tree process they follow when maintaining, removing and replacing the city’s highway trees. Two identical meetings will be held on: Monday 31 March: 6pm – 7.15pm at the Town Hall Thursday 3 April: 1.45pm – 3pm at the Town ...

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Weather damage – update in the highways

The Streets Ahead team worked throughout the night to clean-up damage from the high winds that battered the city. The clean-up is ongoing and extra teams are being brought in to complete the clean up operations as quickly as possible. So far we have had reports of: More than 40 trees blown down with a very large number of reports ...

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