Joint Tree Investigations (rolling) Update

During the talks between Sheffield City Council, Amey and STAG in autumn 2018, it was agreed to carry out joint investigations of the remaining trees that were to be felled due to damage, to re-assess whether repairs could be made without felling the trees.  As part of that statement, SCC have committed to publishing the outcomes of the assessments.  Whilst we are waiting for SCC to publish the outcomes, this rolling update provides an informal record of the investigations as they occur.The Joint Position Statement is published on the SCC website here and you can find some background information on our website here

Clicking on the report picture will take you to the original update (incl. further pictures / discussion).

REPORT – Friday 26th July 5th 2019

STUMPY FIXED DAY!!!!

🌳REMEDIAL WORK AROUND LISTED TREES🌳
“STUMPY” Opp 87/89 – park side – MEERSBROOK PARK ROAD, S8
Crew worked incredibly hard today as they had to dig out the mounds of cement and tarmac around and partly under Stumpy by hand with a pick axe.
NO ROOT OF ANY SIZE FOUND IN THE KERB TROUGH.
Kerb brilliantly replaced with a narrow stone kerb.
STUMPY IS LOOKING GOOD! ⛏️ OTHER WORK ⛏️

RIVELIN VALLEY ROAD, S6 – All the new tree pits were mulched today. 🌳MONDAY🌳

🌳 Remedial work on trees:
Not yet known
⛏️ Tarmac work
RIVELIN VALLEY ROAD, S6
Tarmac crew rapidly approching Fire Station end of RVR. Should be finished soon.
👀🔭👀🔭👀🔭👀🔭👀
Keep an eye on DAILY PINK BOX for updates.

REPORT – Wednesday 5th June 2019

ABBYDALE PARK RISE
Tree outside #51/53 has had a narrowed edging fitted on the footpath side. We are hopeful that the tarmac will be done on Friday.

Tree between #49 has had a bridge fitted over the large-ish root and new edgings around the tree pit.

Three outside #55 has been marked up for digging out tomorrow.

***TOMORROW WORK CONTINUES ON APR***

Please keep the trees that have NO PARKING cones in front of them clear of cars.

REPORT – Tuesday 4th June 2019

All AMEY road workers were in a meeting this morning. 
This afternoon work was done on #49 and #51/53 ABBEYDALE PARK RISE.
This work will continue tomorrow morning.

The tree outside #49 needs a bridge solution to get over a quite substantial root. At a later date the pavement will be tarmaced with a long, shallow slope profile so there is not an abrupt bump.
Excellent solution to save a much loved tree!

Tree outside #51/53 is having slimmer edgings fitted on the footpath side and a new tree pit.

***TOMORROW WORK CONTINUES ON APR***
MORNING ONLY due to crew availability.

REPORT – Monday 3rd June 2019

Back to work on ABBEYDALE PARK RISE
Three trees on phased fell list #3, #9 & #39
One tree not listed #15
Excellent work today! 
The trees still need tarmac around the edges which will be done at a later date.
***TOMORROW WORK CONTINUES ON APR***
Please keep the trees that have NO PARKING cones in front of them clear of cars.

REPORT – Friday 31st May 2019

NO Joint Tree Investigations today.
Panthers resting…
Yesterday evening temporary tarmac was laid around the trees previously investigated on ECCLESALL ROAD.
Panther Romanus checked it out.
We have been told that this temporary tarmac will be replaced with FLEXIPAVE. 
We have not been told when this will be done.
***MONDAY ***
We have been told that JOINT TREE INVESTIGATIONS will resume on MONDAY at ABBEYDALE PARK RISE.

REPORT – Thursday 30th May 2019

ABBEYDALE PARK RISE
Digging out footpath edgings continued today on both the odd and even number sides of the road.

***TOMORROW ***
Footpath edgings will start being replaced.

Please keep the trees that have NO PARKING cones in front of them clear of cars.

REPORT – Wednesday 29th May 2019

ABBEYDALE PARK RISE
Digging out footpath edgings continued today at:
#3 APR
#15 APR
NO roots were found in the dug out areas
The following trees have had the areas to be dug out marked in yellow paint. 
#9. APR
#39 APR
#51
***TOMORROW more digging out***
Please keep the trees that have NO PARKING cones in front of them clear of cars.

REPORT – Tuesday 28th May 2019

Today, Wednesday and Thursday odd numbered trees on ABBEYDALE PARK RISE will be investigated and the sections to be repaired will be dug out. 
There will be a fair number barriered off.
Beginning on Friday morning the crew will be fixing and completing the work.

****JOINT TREE INVESTIGATIONS TODAY****
The digging out phase of the investigation has been done today on two trees
#3 ABBEYDALE PARK RISE 
#15 ABBEYDALE PARK RISE
NO roots were found under the footway humps of either tree at the depth excavated (approx 25cm)
A large amount of mostly cement and some tarmac was causing the footway humps.

***TOMORROW more digging out***
NO PARKING Cones have been set out for tomorrow so the crew can dig out the pathway side of these trees:
#9. Abbeydale Park Rise
#39 Abbeydale Park Rise
#51. Abbeydale Park Rise
Please don’t park where they put out the NO PARKING CONES 
OR be prepared to move the car before 8am. 
This will help the crew get through their work.


REPORT – Friday 23rd May 2019

#45 ALBANY ROAD 
Tarmac finished 
#15 ABBEYDALE PARK RISE 
Tarmac finished
Work FINISHED on APR for today. 
Crew will be back on TUESDAY

Today, THURSDAY
Crew will tarmac, tidy and general clear up on:
Tay Street
Rustlings Road 
Rundle Road
Agden Road
Tarmac drive Stanton Way

**NO JOINT TREE INVESTIGATIONS 
* THURSDAY 
* FRIDAY
* MONDAY
**** TUESDAY MAY 28th START again on ABBEYDALE PARK RISE work will be done on the whole road, starting at the low numbers up.
Please don’t park where they.pit No Parking cones or be prepared to.move the car before 8am. This will help the crew get through their work. Tea and cake helps too!

REPORT – Friday 22nd May 2019

#45 ALBANY ROAD 
Tree pit mulched
#15 ABBEYDALE PARK RISE 
Not a tree listed for felling but it needed kerb work done. Crew removed the kerb and replaced it in a straight alignment.
# 22-24 ABBEYYDALE PARK RISE
Benoit’s tree. This is still listed as a “phased 2019 fell” tree for damage. The kerb was cut in place and ‘chamfered’. This is a new word to me and it means having the sharp cut edge ground off.
# 39 ABBEYDALE PARK RISE
Tree outside #39 is on the ‘saved’ list. This tree had the kerb cut in place and chamfered.

The crew were on non Tree related tarmac work for the rest of the day at Standon Crescent.

**JOINT TREE INVESTIGATIONS – THURSDAY**
We have been told that the crew will be returning to ABBEYDALE PARK RISE tomorrow. 

REPORT – Friday 21st May 2019

ALBANY ROAD 
Trees outside #54 and #56 work complete except for some tarmac.
#45
Tree outside #45. Work continued today and will be completed tomorrow. Tree pit dug out. Remains to be mulched and then possibly flexipave.

Crew visited ABBEYDALE PARK RISE today to assess what they will need to work there tomorrow.

**JOINT TREE INVESTIGATIONS – WEDNESDAY**
Finishing off on ALBANY ROAD
Then we expect the crew to begin work on ABBEYDALE PARK RISE
Please check PINK BOX for the latest updates

*****A date for your diary: JUNE 2nd*****
Ecclesall Road Sunday 2 June. 
Flexipave material to be applied around trees previously investigated.

REPORT – Friday 20th May 2019

Lovely sunny day and the gorgeous big trees are looking resplendent in their fresh green foliage.

****JOINT TREE INVESTIGATIONS TODAY****
ALBANY ROAD 
56
Tree outside 56 Albany rd at junction with Wostenholm rd showing the tarmac tide mark. Tree pit all finished. Just tarmacing to do.
54
Outside 54 Kerb trough dug out then Kerb slicing to accommodate root and maintain Roman standard.
45
Outside 45. Misaligned kerb being sorted out.

**JOINT TREE INVESTIGATIONS – TUESDAY**
Back on ALBANY ROAD
Please check PINK BOX for the latest updates

*****A date for your diary: JUNE 2nd*****
More work planned on Ecclesall Road Sunday 2 June. Flexipave material to be applied. 
No decision yet on addressing the root/kerb issue on some trees on Eccy Road.

REPORT – Friday 17th May 2019

 Thanks to Christine for her solo STAG Observer stint today, accompanied only by a very small Pink Panther…
****JOINT TREE INVESTIGATIONS FRIDAY****
ALDRED ROAD outside numbers 17-19
All fixed and looking great.

Junction ALBANY & WOLSTENHOLM 
Big mound of tarmac NOT root related.
Kerbs and tree pit fixed and the tarmac crew will come later to deal with the great big tarmac hump in the pavement.

****JOINT TREE INVESTIGATIONS – MONDAY****
Back on ALBANY ROAD
*****HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND*****

REPORT – 16th May 2019

ALDRED ROAD outside numbers 17-19
Last year this tree was subject to a night raid by hand saw wielding ACORN employees, subcontracted to do it by AMEY.
Thankfully the tree was saved by local people woken by the noise and later helped by support Tree Protectors.
The tree is truncated but thriving and now it is being saved by skilled workmen using the engineering solutions that have always been available in the contract.

Work finished by 12noon today as the crew had other committments.

****TOMORROW – Friday****
17/19 ALDRED ROAD – should be finished tomorrow.
Crew then expect to.move on to:
WHIRLOWDALE CRESCENT

REPORT – 14th May 2019

Another sunny day on SACKVILLE ROAD.
Thanks to Christine for Panthering all day and getting super pictures of the really neat job done at #31

****TREE INVESTIGATIONS today****
#31 SACKVILLE ROAD 
Work beautifully finished today.

ALDRED ROAD. Cars were parked where crew needed to work so cones have been set out.
Crew will be at ALDRED ROAD on THURSDAY.

****TOMORROW – WEDNESDAY****
NO JOINT TREE INVESTIGATIONS
The crew have been told they will be doing dig up for some road works
In case things change, as they do sometimes…. CHECK Pink Box for updates on WEDNESDAY

**** THURSDAY/FRIDAY THIS WEEK****
ALDRED ROAD 
WHIRLOWDALE CRESCENT

***** LOVING this sunny weather!!! *****

REPORT – 13th May 2019

Lot’s of local Panthers observing in the sun at SACKVILLE ROAD today.

****TREE INVESTIGATIONS today****
#31, the only big tree left on SACKVILLE ROAD, was investigated.
A two man crew arrived early this morning to remove the kerb stones and tarmac from around the lovely, but very lopsided, tree.

Around 10:30am an arborist crew arrived to do a 2 to 3 metre crown reduction and prune the side of the tree that had not been touched in the attempted fell last year. They said that this will remove weight, rebalance the tree and prevent branches breaking off.

The second crews’ arrival created a very amiable AMEY traffic jam with: one barrier truck, one compressor, one tarmac crew truck, one ARB crew truck towing a chipper, and a MEWP round the corner.
Seems that the AMEY scheduling had not calculated things quite right. 
The ARB crew moved on to prune an Ash tree on Burngreave Street.

****TOMORROW – TUESDAY****
PLEASE see the Pink Box for the latest updates on TUESDAY
We are expecting Joint Tree Investigations to continue at SACKVILLE ROAD all day.

*****Enjoy the lovely sunny evening*****

REPORT – 10th May 2019

THANKS to all the many Panthers observing at Khartoum Road today!

****TREE INVESTIGATIONS today****
Outside #1 KHARTOUM ROAD
A very elegant solution was found to get over the protruding root that was exposed yesterday.
The crew lifted off the remaining adjoining flag stones with the suction lifter. Sand was spread over all the exposed area to bring the level up to an even slope over the root. The Flag stones were cut to fit and placed back over the sand and tamped down. Excellent job!

****NEXT WEEK – MONDAY****
PLEASE see the Pink Box for the latest updates on MONDAY
We are expecting Joint Tree Investigations at:
SACKVILLE ROAD…if there is no car parked blocking the worK.
And/or
DOBCROFT ROAD
Later in the week probably ALBANY ROAD

We have not yet had any notice about weekend work on ECCLESALL ROAD, so we assume none will be done this Sunday

***** Have a great weekend *****

REPORT – 9th May 2019

A damp day again but a lot of good work done!

****TREE INVESTIGATIONS today****
Opposite #1 KHARTOUM ROAD
Work on tree opposite #1. Finished.
Nice job, beautifully crafted jigsaw of flagstones around the tree and a big tree pit.Just needs a bit more mulch to fill the tree pit. 
Outside #1 KHARTOUM ROAD
Work on tree outside #1 started.
Flagstones, kerbstones and some rather unsightly tarmac have been removed from around the tree. This excavation has unearthed a big root that has the crew a bit worried.
We are hoping they will come up with a creative solution for this one, as they did for the tree across the road. Fingers crossed!

****TOMORROW – FRIDAY****
PLEASE see the Pink Box for the latest updates on FRIDAY
We are expecting more investigation work at:
KHARTOUM ROAD, S11 8RD
Outside number 1

REPORT – 8th May 2019

Rain. We all got a bit soggy this morning.

****TREE INVESTIGATIONS today****
Opposite #1 KHARTOUM ROAD
This morning the kerb stones and the flag stones were removed around tree opposite #1
This exposed 5 large-ish roots. Amey arborist inspected the situation and decided that the area should be further excavated with an air spade. This will be done tomorrow, weather permitting.

****TOMORROW – THURSDAY****
PLEASE see the Pink Box for latest updates on THURSDAY
We are expecting investigation work at:
KHARTOUM ROAD, S11 8RD
Opposite number 1

**RAIN STOPPED PLAY TODAY**
Let’s hope for better weather tomorrow.

REPORT – 7th May 2019

**NO JOINT TREE INVESTIGATIONS today**
Tree investigation work will restart tomorrow.
****TOMORROW – WEDNESDAY****
PLEASE see the Pink Box for the latest updates on WEDNESDAY
We are expecting investigation work to start in the morning on:
KHARTOUM ROAD, S11 8RD
Outside number 1 
Opposite number 1

**Panthers get your pinks on for tomorrow**

REPORT – 3rd May 2019

***NO TREE INVESTIGATIONS today****
No Tree investigation work today due to crew illness and unavailability.

****NEXT WORKING DAY – TUESDAY****
PLEASE see the Pink Box for the latest updates on TUESDAY
FROM AMEY “We are unlikely to have any inspections on Tuesday 7th May. When we are back in the office on Tuesday we can confirm where we will be for the rest of the week.”

****Have a lovely holiday weekend****

REPORT – 2nd May 2019

****NO TREE INVESTIGATIONS today****
No Tree investigation work today due to crew illness and unavailability.

****TOMORROW****
PLEASE see the Pink Box for the latest updates on FRIDAY. 
NO Tree investigations on Friday.

**TODAY**VOTE**VOTE**Up to 10pm**

REPORT – 1st May 2019

RUSTLINGS ROAD…. today no 4am demands to move cars, threats or arrests. Just very skilled workmen applying easy engineering solutions (as specified in the contract!) to the lovely, if rather lopsided, ELLEN.

SACKVILLE ROAD initial dig out done

****TOMORROW REMEMBER TO VOTE!****
PLEASE see the Pink Box for the latest updates on THURSDAY. 
The crew are expecting to work on SACKVILLE ROAD 
**VOTE**VOTE**VOTE**VOTE**VOTE**VOTE**

REPORT – 30th April 2019

ALDAM ROAD
My what a lovely avenue of trees in beautiful verges!
Tree outside 37 Aldam Road had it’s kerbstones dug out, shaved down and replaced in a nice straight line.
A very skillful job.

****TOMORROW****
PLEASE see the Pink Box for where work will happen on WEDNESDAY. 
The crew are expecting to work on SACKVILLE ROAD – however we hear there may be a nest there.
POSSIBLY ALSO…..RUSTLINGS ROAD as long as there is not a car parked under the tree they need to fix

REPORT – 29th April 2019

Tree 648 EAST BANK ROAD has had all the tarmac, that was right up to its trunk, removed. It now has a lovely new tree pit built round it, full of mulch and chippings.
Great job!

****TOMORROW****
PLEASE see the Pink Box for the latest updates on TUESDAY. 
The crew are expecting to work on RUSTLINGS ROAD as long as there is not a car parked under the tree they need to work on

REPORT – 26th April 2019

25 ALDAM ROAD – S17 4GB
This tree is known locally as Caroline’s tree and was featured in BBC Countryfile.
A good Panther turn out – Christine, Sally and four local friends of the tree – watched as she was fixed up nicely today.
****MONDAY****
PLEASE see the Pink Box for the latest updates on MONDAY. We are expecting work on:.
EAST BANK ROAD possibly followed by ALBANY ROAD
Also:
MORE pruning on Meersbrook Park Road
They have four more trees to prune. 
Some they couldn’t get at as cars were parked under them. One has a bat box and the ecologist will have to come out to check it and one has a bird’s nest in it.

Have a great weekend!

REPORT – 23rd April 2019

Lovely comment, and Easter Egg, from Nicky Bea today:
“Went to see the panthers and Amey workers to say thanks… “I haven’t been given one of those since I was 10” …was one grateful response to the Easter Egg! 
The road and work looks brilliant, thank you all so much 💚”

****TODAY’S Tree Investigations***
WAYLAND ROAD, S11 8YE – TWO TREES
**Outside #65**
Small excavation at kerb revealed no apparent root protrusions (“Nowt wrong with it”).
Wonky kerb stone removed ready to reset.
There was a very big hump on the footpath and removing lots of tarmac flattened it out.
New tree pit built around tree.

**Outside #75**
The kerb was partially fixed last Thursday.
Today, the Kerb was shaved, tarmac was removed and a new tree pit was fitted. 
All ready for tarmac tomorrow.

****TOMORROW****
PLEASE see the Pink Box in case things change but we are expecting work on:
WAYLAND ROAD first thing to do the tarmac.
ALDAM ROAD mid morning/early afternoon.

PRUNING Meersbrook Park Road.
There are “No Parking” notices up on Meersbrook Park Road for pruning. If you are worried that some trees they may want to prune have nesting birds in them please talk to the crew and ask for an assessment.

REPORT – 18th April 2019

WAYLAND ROAD, S11 8YE
Cones were put out yesterday o/s #65 and #75
**#65**
The crew were not able to work on tree #65 as someone had ignored the NO PARKING cones.
They will fix it on Tuesday IF there isn’t a car in front of it.
**#75**
The kerb was fixed however the compressor broke down so they could not dig up and sort out the humped up mound of tarmac. 
They plan to fix it on Tuesday.
ALDAM ROAD
The crew went and had a look at three trees on Aldam Road. Two they think are an easy fix. 
The third, with considerable root growth over the kerb, will need a second opinion.
They plan to work on Aldam Road on Tuesday after finishing on Wayland Road.

****Next working day TUESDAY****
PLEASE see the Pink Box on Tuesday in case things change but we are expecting work on
WAYLAND ROAD first thing
ALDAM ROAD late morning/early afternoon

Have a wonderful relaxing holiday weekend!

REPORT – 17th April 2019

**** TODAY Tree investigations AND kerb fixed at:
RAVEN Road number 10

****TOMORROW’S Tree Investigations***
Wayland Road, S11 8YE
Cones have been put out today .
Please don’t park by them tomorrow from about 9am so the crew can fix the kerb.

****SOOO…Now we hear there will be Tree Investigations on Thursday

*****No pictures of today’s work yet so here is a pretty tree.

REPORT – 12th April 2019

Tree work at two locations today.
****KENWOOD ROAD****
All work started this week now completed and the barriers have been removed.

***”WHITELEY WOOD ROAD****
The 6th Lime tree, infected with Phytophthora plurivora, was removed this morning
This is the last of the diseased trees to be removed in this area. Let’s hope this work has prevented any spread of the infection.

****NEXT WEEK****
We have been given a list of roads where trees are to be inspected however we do not yet know which will be started on Monday. 
****Watch Monday’s PINK BOX for the latest information.

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND, 
Love from the PANTHERS XXX

REPORT – 11th April 2019

Pink Panthers observed tree work at three locations around Sheffield today.

****WESTERN ROAD MEMORIAL TREES****
Three trees were on the list to be investigated and a number of local people observed the investigations.

219 Western Road. A Resistograph survey was completed and a Tomography survey done to look inside the tree.
The tree has a small crown and isn’t in great health.

156 Western Rd needs an aerial inspection so will need parking restrictions and a MEWP. 
We have no date yet for when that work will be done.

143 Western Rd was surveyed by tomograph and resistograph. This tree is not in very good condition. However, it is NOT a significant risk so we hope the recommendation from these investigations will be to retain and monitor the tree.

****KENWOOD ROAD****
Narrower kerbs have been completed in front of three trees and a forth has had sets placed around it’s corner curve.
Temporary tarmac will probably be put in tomorrow.

***”WHITELEY WOOD ROAD****
A 5th Lime tree, infected with Phytophthora plurivora, was removed this morning
TOMORROW the last of the six infected trees will be removed.

REPORT – 8th April 2019

No Joint Tree Investigations today.
NEXT JOINT TREE INVESTIGATION:
WEDNESDAY April 10th on Kenwood Road.

***”WHITELEY WOOD ROAD****
A second Lime tree, infected with Phytophthora plurivora, was carefully removed today.
This tree had significant signs of disease.
The crew took every care to prevent spread of the infection.

REPORT – 2nd April 2019

Joint Tree Investigations continuing smoothly thanks to the Crew and thanks to the Pink Panther observers!

****WORK CARRIED OUT TODAY****
First tree o/s #5 Agden road. 
Kerb fixed last week. 
Tree pit in today.
Second tree o/s #5 Agden road. 
Kerb and tree pit fixed.
o/s #6 Agden road. Tree pit in today.
o/s #4 Agden road. Kerb dug out.
o/s #1 Agden road (first tree). Kerb dug

****SOLUTIONS COMPLETED LAST WEEK****
o/s #12 New kerb and tree pit installed.
o/s #5 New kerb stone fitted
o/s #14 (1st tree) New kerb and tree pit.
o/s #14 (2nd tree) New kerb and tree pit.
Beside 34 Kenwood Park Rd, but on Agden Rd
2nd tree from junction with KPR. 
New kerb and tree pit.
3rd tree from junction with KPR. 
New kerb and tree pit.
4 th tree from junction with KPR. 
New kerb and tree pit.
5th tree from junction with KPR. 
Kerb fixed and new tree pit.

****TREE REFERRED***
Tree between #3-5. 
The good news is that the crew reckon they can deal with all the rest on AGDEN Road.
Thank you crew!

PLANS FOR TOMORROW
Work will continue on Agden Road

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