Statement from widely respected Aborist Jeremy Barrell

Yours is a local struggle, so it can sometimes be difficult to see the wider perspective as you do your daily work and try to save trees at the same time.  Are you alone, does anyone else care, or does anyone else even know?

So here’s a bit of perspective to make the point that the Third World politics you are enduring right now may not have been exposed in the past, but, courtesy of the internet, places to hide are diminishing by the day.
In a couple of days, I leave for Australia to speak at this conference:  

http://www.arboriculture.org.au/Events/Conference–Trade-Show-and-Workshops/Urban-International-and-Australian-http://www.arboriculture.org.au/Events/Conference–Trade-Show-and-Workshops/Urban-International-and-Australian-Speakers

It is big, the delegates are well-informed, and there is a formidable array of accomplished international speakers.  I only have 45 minutes, but the first 10 are going to be a detailed review of the political manipulation and misinformation being applied by Sheffield City Council.  And, because I have been up and seen the befores and afters for myself, I will be speaking from first-hand experience, which I find packs a special kind of punch.
The World is quickly learning about what has gone so badly wrong in Sheffield.  So, there is support, it is growing by the day, and you should all keep up the good work.

Jeremy

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