Sheffield trees in the news

STAG would like to take this opportunity to thank both local and national media for their ongoing interest in our cause. Here are some of the key articles:

12th February 2018: Future Arch – Streets Ahead?

7th February 2018: Yorkshire Post – VIDEO: Protesters occupy Sheffield council chamber over controversial tree felling programme and stage all night sit-in

7th February 2018: Evening Express – Tree protesters occupy council chamber

5th February 2018: Sheffield Star – Pause on tree felling works across Sheffield enters third week

5th February 2018: Sheffield Star – Newly-resurfaced Sheffield roads turning into “death traps” in wintry weather

5th February 2018: Now Then – Stumped: The Battle for Sheffield’s Street Trees

2nd February 2018: Sheffield Star – Campaigners claim it would be “unsustainable” to continue with Sheffield tree felling works

30th January 2018: BBC News – New call for independent review on Sheffield trees

26th January 2018: New Civil Engineer  Amey halts Sheffield trees work after assault allegations

25th January 2018: Sheffield Star – Police investigating as workers fall ill after being given tea by resident while felling trees in Sheffield

25th January 2018: Yorkshire Post – Sheffield tree-felling work ‘paused’ after assault allegations involving demonstrators and Amey staff

22nd January 2018: Sheffield Star – ‘Completely unsustainable’ – Sheffield MP calls on council contractor to halt tree felling pending further investigation

21st January 2018: Medium – Amey and Sheffield City Council Have No Respect for DemocracyLies, Violence and Spurious Arrests in Sheffield

19th January 2018: Yorkshire Post – Sheffield tree campaigners believe new evidence shows controversial PFI contract could be ended for free

18th January 2018: Medium – Amey and Sheffield City Council Have No Respect for Democracy

18th January 2018: Sheffield Star – Council bosses silence rumours Sheffield taxpayers will continue to pay off Amey PFI deal “20 years after contract finishes”

17th January 2018: The Planner – Streets ahead, or one step behind in Sheffield?

12th January 2018: Huffington Post – Apparently, we don’t have property rights in Sheffield

21st December 2017: Sheffield Telegraph – Residents count the cost of city’s crumbling pavements

12th December 2017: Huffington Post – Sheffield council destroys Christmas on Abbeydale Park Rise

10th December 2017: Huffington Post – Increasingly desperate, Amey and Acorn drop all concern for safety in Sheffield

8th December: Forces Network – Leaf It Out! Fight To Save WW1 Memorial Trees

7th December: Sheffield Telegraph – Column: Campaigners will continue to fight for their trees and their festive lights

7th December 2017: The Times – Gove accuses councils of vandalism over tree felling

6th December 2017: Daily Mail – Row of trees planted in memory of group of First World War heroes are set to be cut down after council ignores public pleas to save them

6th December 2017: Sheffield Star – Campaigners contest ‘jacked-up’ £500,000 figure to save war memorial trees in Sheffield

5th December 2017: Sheffield Star – War memorial trees in Sheffield ‘would cost £500,000 to save’

4th December 2017: Yorkshire Post – Sheffield Council ‘would consider ending PFI contract after tree furore’

30th November 2017: Huffington Post – Lawlessness on the Streets of Sheffield

21st November 2017: New Civil Engineer – Insight | Engineers wade in to Sheffield trees debate

16th November 2017: Sheffield Telegraph – Special Report: Masks, film and bitterness in city tree war

10th November 2017: Huffington Post – Sheffield Council: Deceptive or Stunningly Incompetent?

7th November 2017: Sheffield Star – Tree campaigners hope for ‘trust and positive atmosphere’ ahead of Sheffield Council talks

3rd November 2017: BBC News – Sheffield tree campaigner sentenced for injunction breach

3rd November 2017: The Guardian – Sheffield tree protester given suspended jail sentence

30th October 2017: New Statesman – Welcome to Sheffield – where the council takes you to court for defending trees

29th October 2017: Eco Hustler – Love Pushes People to Protect Sheffield’s Street Trees

29th October 2017: The Guardian – ‘Mass painting’ to call for preservation of WWI memorial trees in Sheffield

28th October 2017: The London Economic – Green campaigner is facing up to two years in jail for direct action against tree felling

27th October 2017: ITV – Sheffield trees campaigner faces jail for flouting injunction

27th October 2017: The Guardian – Sheffield councillor cleared of breaching tree-felling order

26th October 2017: The Guardian – Root and branch opposition to Sheffield tree plan [Cllr. Bryan Lodge responds to George Monbiot’s Guardian article of 24th October 2017 – below]

24th October 2017: The Guardian – Clare in the community: stumped in Sheffield

24th October 2017: The Guardian – Look to Sheffield: this is how state and corporate power subverts democracy

24th October 2017: Jonathon Porrit – Why Sheffield’s Trees Matter – to All of Us!

21st October 2017: Sheffield Spark –VIDEO: Funeral hearse leads hundreds of campaigners in tree felling protest at Sheffield City Hall

20th October 2017: Sheffield Star – Campaigners ready to show anger at Sheffield tree fellings during hearse-led ‘funeral’ procession

18th October 2017: Twitter –  Trees for Cities offer to pay for the solution to retain Vernon Oak.

16th October 2017: Twitter – Joint statement issued by Trees for Cities and the Woodland Trust

16th October 2017: The London Economic – Activist scales iconic 150yo tree in bid to save it from felling as long-standing tree row continues

14th October 2017: Sheffield Star – TV presenter Vernon Kay posts video in support to save Sheffield tree due for the chop

13th October 2017: Huffington Post – The Sheffield Tree Battle Enters a Disturbing New Phase

11th October 2017: Sheffield Star – Council reveals more details of plans to freshen up Sheffield’s public spaces

9th October 2017: Landscape Institute – Streets ahead? Tree felling in Sheffield – a landscape perspective

5th October 2017: ITV News – Labour MP backs petition calling for Jeremy Corbyn to act over tree felling

2nd October 2017: Sheffield Star – Letters: What the Judge really said

2nd October 2017: Sheffield Star – Sheffield councillor threatened with prison for alleged tree injunction breach

1st October 2017: Huffington Post – Labour: End the Sheffield Trees PFI

28th September 2017 : Yorkshire Post – Protesters prevent ‘Michael Gove’s tree’ from being felled in Sheffield

28th September 2017 : The Guardian – Michael Gove seeking way to end ‘bonkers’ felling of Sheffield trees

27th September 2017 : Yorkshire Post – The Yorkshire Post says: Gove is right – it’s time Sheffield Council listened to the will of the people on tree felling

27th September 2017 : Yorkshire Post – Michael Gove calls for end to ‘bonkers’ Sheffield tree felling plan during visit to city

23rd September 2017 : Yorkshire Post – Sheffield Council facing financial penalty of millions after delays caused by tree panel consultations

14th September 2017: Huffington Post – How Democracy Commits Suicide: The Sheffield Trees, And The Corporate Takeover Of Local Government

13th September 2017: Sheffield Star – Public anger despite council pledges ahead of key decision on Sheffield war memorial trees

11th September 2017: The Guardian – Put a price on urban trees – and halt this chainsaw massacre

7th September 2017: Sheffield Star – Sheffield elm ‘will be felled’ says council, despite MP’s reassurance

7th September 2017: Horticulture Week – Threatened Sheffield street trees “worth £11.4m”

5th September 2017: The Canary – People are calling on Corbyn to intervene in a crisis that’s even seen pensioners arrested

29th August 2017: Sheffield Star – Campaigner calls on Jeremy Corbyn to help solve Sheffield tree ‘crisis’

25th August 2017: The Guardian – Save our trees: share photos of the trees you love in your neighbourhood

24th August 2017: Yorkshire Post – Council admits costs of Sheffield tree protests should fall on PFI firm – not taxpayers

23rd August 2017: The Guardian – Sheffield tree protesters blockade council depot as injunction begins

18th August 2017: The Woodland Trust – Trees and the steel city, what’s gone wrong?

18th August 2017: Financial Times – Sheffield fears tree-felling PFI fight will cost millions

16th August 2017: Sheffield Star – Sheffield Council to pursue tree campaigners for damages and £150,000 legal costs

15th August 2017: Daily Mail – Protesters considering next move after losing tree-felling High Court battle

15th August 2017: The Canary – A court has ruled that a council’s ‘outrageous’ policy is legal. And it’s so bad even Michael Gove objects to it

15th August 2017: Sheffield Star – Tree fight ‘will continue’ despite injunction ruling, say Sheffield campaigners

14th August 2017: Sheffield Star – Halt to Sheffield tree felling requested by Michael Gove ‘would hit city taxpayers’, says council

14th August 2017: Sheffield Telegraph – Telegraph Voices

14th August 2017: Sheffield Star – Gove urges Sheffield City Council to ‘listen to the people’ in tree-felling row

12th August 2017: The Guardian – The council pays me to protect trees from destruction – but for how long?

11th August 2017: Daily Mail – Chopping down trees is wrecking our children’s futures, says Gove

11th August 2017: Sheffield Star – Woodland Trust refutes Sheffield Council’s claim charity is ‘working with’ authority on tree-felling

10th August 2017: Yorkshire Post – Stopping Sheffield tree-felling ‘would be morally reprehensible’, claims council and Sheffield City Council’s response to Michael Gove.

10th August 2017: BBC News – Michael Gove calls for end to Sheffield tree felling scheme

10th August 2017: The Economist – Suburban warfare: Tree fights in Sheffield

10th August 2017: The Guardian – Michael Gove demands end to Sheffield tree-felling programme

10th August 2017: Yorkshire Post – The Yorkshire Post Says: Time for Sheffield Council to heed Gove’s tree felling warning

10th August 2017: Yorkshire Post – IN FULL: Read the letter demanding the end of tree felling Michael Gove sent to Sheffield Council

10th August 2017: Yorkshire Post – Exclusive – Michael Gove demands end to Sheffield tree-felling

8th August 2017: Sheffield Star – Someone, somewhere has power to fix mess

7th August 2017: Sheffield Star – Fight to save rare elm could take Sheffield tree campaigners to court once more

7th August 2017: ITV News – Christmas lights come early for endangered Sheffield trees

31st July 2017: – Call for transparency over Yorkshire councils’ £13bn PFI contracts

28th July 2017: Yorkshire Post – Campaigners and Sheffield City Council chiefs face wait for ruling on tree protest injuctions

28th July 2017: Yorkshire Post – Council applies for injunctions to stop trio holding up road-side tree removal

27th July 2017: Yorkshire Post – ‘Sheffield Council ‘unaware’ of company’s corporate manslaughter conviction before signing two BILLION pound contract’
(Due to court mixup, not the fault of Yorkshire Post, there was an error in this article. The conviction was NOT for corporate manslaughter but for maintenance failures implicated in the death of a worker) 

27th July 2017: Sheffield Star – Sheffield street of memorial trees ‘should be restored to original concept’

26th July 2017: Yorkshire Post – Sheffield’s ‘tree three’ accuse council of being influenced by corporate sector in felling dispute

18th July 2017: Twitter – ‘No reason to fell…’

17th July 2017: Sheffield Star – Sheffield City Council withdraws interim injunction application against tree protesters, pending trial

17th July 2017: The Daily Mail – Tree-mageddon! How 300 town trees are being felled a week

8th July 2017: Yorkshire Post – Money at the root of ill will as council menaces tree protesters

8th July 2017: The Daily Mail – The chainsaw massacre: It’s survived two World Wars and Dutch Elm disease but now council jobsworths want to fell Britain’s second favourite tree

5th July 2017: Sheffield Star – Letters: heavy-handed tactics forcing me to protest

1st July 2017: Yorkshire Post – ‘End tree protests or face prison and damages’ – Sheffield Council’s warning to campaigners

29th June 2017: Sheffield Star – Rare tree voted second best in England to be felled

28th June 2017: The Woodland Trust- Sheffield Council decides to fell iconic elm

27th June 2017: The Yorkshire Post – Sheffield Council threatens ‘Stalinist’ legal action against own councillor and other tree campaigners

27th June 2017: Sheffield Star – Sheffield Council threatens legal action against own councillor and other tree campaigners

27th June 2017: BBC News – Sheffield Council legal threat to tree protest councillor

7th June 2017: Sheffield Star – Council orders Christmas decorations to be removed as part of unique protest in Sheffield street

27th May 2017: Yorkshire Post – Yorkshire tree-felling firm employing bouncers to manage protesters

12th May 2017: Sheffield Star – Tree-felling panel expected to cost Sheffield tax-payers at least £1m

9th May 2017: Sheffield Star – Tree campaigners defend actions after dispute with Sheffield residents

19th April 2017: Daily Mail –Tree-mageddon! How 300 town trees are being felled a week by elf ‘n’ safety jobsworths who say it’s cheaper to chop them than maintain them

17th April 2017: Sheffield Star – Tree protesters call on Sheffield Council to debate them over felling programme

11th April 2017: Twitter – Save Sheffield Trees Thunderclap

23rd March 2017: Sheffield Star – Call for Sheffield Council to reveal more of Streets Ahead contract

23rd March 2017: Sheffield Telegraph – Tree campaigners to sue police over arrests

15th March 2017: Sheffield Star – Sheffield tree protestors will ‘no longer face arrest’

6th March 2017: Sheffield Telegraph – Tree Charity will not work with Council until felling stopped

26th February 2017: The Guardian – Call to investigate arrest of protesters in
Sheffield tree-felling battle

25th February 2017: Channel 4 – Sheffield’s felled trees

26th January 2017: The Guardian – Case against Sheffield tree protestors is dropped

23rd January 2017: The Guardian – Message to the Sheffield tree fellers

20th January 2017: The Guardian – Jarvis Cocker fronts campaign to save Sheffield trees

7th January 2017: Sheffield Star – Sheffield tree protestors to wrap Town Hall in yellow ribbon in protest

4th January 2017: The One Show, BBC 1 – Coverage of tree campaign

2nd January 2017: The Guardian – Sheffield tree activists vow to protect ‘jewel in the crown’

8th December 2016: The Guardian – Sheffield council leader ignores calls to resign over 5am tree felling operation

8th December 2016: Sheffield Star – Secret plan to remove Rustlings Road trees made by Sheffield Council and police one month before raid

1st December 2016: The Guardian – Editorial – Sheffield’s trees decline and fall

28th November 2016: The Guardian – Sheffield trees dispute prompts ‘scenes you’d expect in Putin’s Russia’

28th November 2016: Sheffield Star – Letters – Tree felling driven by Amey profit

28th November 2016: Sheffield Star – Labour members demand tree felling assurances from Sheffield Council leader

21st November 2016: The Guardian – A dawn raid, dissenters silenced: is this a war on trees?

17th November 2016: Sheffield Star – Three arrested in tree felling protest on Sheffield street

12th October 2016: The Guardian – The importance of urban forests: why money really does grow on trees

12th September 2016: Sheffield Star – Letters – Worthy of trust?

12th September 2016: BBC News – Elm tree makes ‘Tree of The Year’ nominations

4th August 2016: The Guardian – Tree-saving campaign focuses eyes on the white-letter hairstreak

28th July 2016: The Woodland Trust – Save the Elm (audio recording)

28th July 2016: Ian’s Walk on the Wild Side – All aboard for the Hairstreak Express to High Huntingdon Elm

27th July 2016: Sheffield Star – Chance to see rare butterfly in under-threat Sheffield elm tree

14th April 2016: Sheffield Star – TREES: Lord asks parliament to change law to stop Sheffield tree axe

23rd March 2016: Sheffield Star – Sheffield tree felling can legally resume but council pledge not to

22nd March 2016: The Independent – Sheffield Tree Felling case Reaches High Court

6th March 2016: Daily Mail – The chainsaw massacre!

10th February 2016: BBC News – Nick Clegg brands tree-felling ‘national scandal’

10th February 2016: Sheffield Star – Today’s columnist, Alison Teal: People deserve to know

9th February 2016: The Daily Mail – The chainsaw massacre! Council fells 3,000 trees in England’s greenest city in a bid to save money… 

8th February 2016: Sheffield Star – High Court pauses Sheffield tree felling for three months

8th February 2016: The Guardian – Democracy Felled

8th February 2016: Sheffield Star – Campaigners say axing trees is profit before Sheffield health

5th February 2016: BBC Radio 2 –  STAG campaign on Jeremy Vine Show

14th January 2016: Horticulture Week – Barrell on…Residents let down by tree loss in Sheffield

11th January 2016: The Guardian – Rare UK butterfly under threat as elms disappear

3rd January 2016: Sheffield Star – Protestors fight felling of ‘extremely rare’ Sheffield Elm tree

19th November 2015: Sheffield Star – ‘What happened to us keeping it green?’ Sheffield stars Toddla T and Coco back city’s tree campaign

18th November 2015: Sheffield Star – New branch of tree felling row as 31 trees set for axe on Sheffield road

14th November 2015: Sheffield Star – Hundreds of Sheffield protesters march against tree felling

2nd November 2015: Ian’ Walk on the Wild Side – Sheffield Hallam University: 6 reasons to stop the ‘Sheffield chainsaw massacre’

17th October 2015: The Independent – Sheffield residents in bitter row with council over tree-felling proposals

12th October 2015: BBC Radio 4 –  You and Yours

7th October 2015: Sheffield Star – Tree campaigners call for urgent action after Sheffield Council chief’s views secretly recorded

16th September 2015: Sheffield Star – Letters: The Great Sheffield Chainsaw Massacre

14th September 2015: The Woodland Trust – Sheffield street tree massacre

2nd September 2015: Sheffield Star – Letters: Highway Trees Forum

29th August 2015: Sheffield Star – Answers needed on tree felling evidence as Sheffield row grows

29th August 2015: Sheffield Star – ‘Carnage’ fears as protesters fight felling of more Sheffield trees

15th August 2015: The Guardian – Introducing ‘treeconomics’: how street trees can save our cities

23rd June 2014: The Sheffield Telegraph – Anger at Sheffield trees cull

15th February 2013: Sheffield Star – Biggest ever scheme to improve Sheffield’s 36,000 street trees

13th November 2012: Local Gov – Steel city highways to be ‘streets ahead’ under PFI


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