Qualified Arborist Speaks Out

Every day this diabolical felling goes on astounds me. 

What will it take for the decision makers to take their heads out of the sand, admit their mistakes and start to actually work on a viable solution? SCC and Amey are being bombarded from all angles by fierce opposition from thousands of residents of Sheffield, as well as bodies like the Arb Association, Trees for cities etc, and a number of highly respectable experts in the industry (and me), there has been national media coverage and international interest, even South Yorkshire Police agree that the only solution is a political one that they are not required to intervene with.

Yet they refuse to listen, refuse to talk and refuse to budge, waging war on anyone who opposes them. 

For anyone who thinks that it’s got out of hand and perhaps there are greater problems to focus on, I have to agree. But you have to understand that the people to blame for that are those in power, not the passionate residents of Sheffield who are making sacrifices to stand up for something they believe in. 

This could all be resolved and put to bed very quickly with some negotiation and resolution agreement. Instead SCC and Amey plow on with a seemingly endless supply of tax payer’s money that’s being willfully wasted in the name of ego preservation. They’re providing a public service for God’s sake, what are they doing??

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