Know a spot that needs a tree?

Posted on July 12, 2010 by


A magnificent array of mature trees was planted in Sheffield during the Victorian era. This legacy demonstrates an inspirational level of forward planning, which is unfortunately often overlooked today. Sadly many of these trees are now in decline and will soon have to be removed for reasons of health and safety.  A recent audit in one area of Sheffield suggests that over the next 40 years around 70% of existing mature trees will be lost.  We are working to establish a sustainable strategy to renew the tree population.

The ‘Delivering for Sheffield’ tree planting funding (approximately £50K per year) that has supported the work of Community Foresters across the city has come to an end. We aim to continue our role within the community by working with local groups to access external funding such as the Climate Change Fund, to deliver tree planting schemes. In addition we hope to be able to access some of the allocation to the Community Assemblies for Improvements to Parks.

If you are a community group and would like to get involved in tree planting and/or have a potential space in mind that could benefit from a healthier, more attractive outlook, please contact the  Community Forestry team member for the South area (Ed Thatcher 0114 2734303, 07816 596228)

If you know a spot that needs a tree, you can also let us know by filling in the nomination form 

Leonie Kapadia
Community Forestry Development Officer
Sheffield City Council
Trees, Woodlands & Countryside
Meersbrook Park
Brook Road
S8 9FL
Tel: 0114 2734190  M: 07976 988 627