As part of the Sheffield Tree Partnership a draft Working Strategy has been developed for the city’s street trees. This sets out a commitment to explain the reasons behind proposals to remove and replace street trees, and provides an opportunity for people to have their say on these proposals, through an open and transparent process.
Current open consultations for street trees in Sheffield can be found here.
It’s the aim of the Sheffield City Council to retain street trees, where possible, by using a flexible combination of highway engineering solutions, enhanced monitoring and maintenance and making decisions on the removal and replacement of trees on a case-by-case basis.
This, along with appropriate tree species selection, should enable street trees to be safely retained for longer while still delivering the planned improvements to the city’s highway network as part of the Streets Ahead contract.