Whoever you are, there is always a way to support the campaign. If you have not done so already then join your local tree group and the other campaign groups active across the city – many have live petitions that you can sign. The local groups will provide information on current activities and any roles that need filling such as patrolling your local area and being alert for official notices on trees and roads.
If you have new information on threatened trees please share it through the STAG Facebook page or via the local tree groups. You can also report threatened trees to the Sheffield Trees at Risk Map. Other relevant information can be shared directly with STAG’s media team.
One of the best ways you can help defend the city’s trees is by learning more about them. Our campaign leaflets provide a good overview of the real facts about Sheffield’s threatened trees – and the reasons given for felling them. Efforts to save street trees are often most successful when a group of well-informed neighbours unite behind a common cause.
If you have any creative ideas that might help the campaign then contact STAG’s fun branch, who have organised such events as the Roots of Steel festival. Other ways to assist include: attending upcoming events, both in your area and city wide; writing to your local councillors and MP; sitting in on relevant council meetings; and writing to the local and national press. All these activities keep the fate of street trees front and centre in the debate about Sheffield’s future.