Your tree stories

Common ash, Glentilt Road, S7.

“Ash on Glentilt Road“I live on Glentilt Road, where there is a beautiful mature ash tree outside no. 20. The tree is important to me because in June 2015 I had a premature baby, he was 10 weeks early and after 7 weeks in hospital I took him home but he was still quite poorly and I spent a lot of time at home with him, sat in my living room, nursing and holding him to keep him settled. I would find it very comforting to look out of the window and watch the birds and squirrels coming and going, I missed spending time outside but with a premature baby you need to keep them inside as much as possible.

Watching the nature from my window allowed me to stay connected with the outdoors that I love. My baby is now 2 years old and his older brother is nearly 4, they share my love for nature and have been upset to see the trees cut down on our road, this is why I am campaigning to save our tree and other like it across the city..” – Rachel Booth.

Read the Independent Tree Panel report for this tree.

Norway maple, Hollythorpe Rise, S8.

“Felled Norway maple“This was a mature Norway maple, about 80 years old, which could have given us its benefits for another 200 years. Its replacement will be an Erman’s birch, which will eventually grow to less than half the height and width of the maple.” – Celia Pinnington.

Celia added the notice, which reads “Less than 1% of Sheffield residents voted for this tree felling”, a figure taken from the Council’s own data.

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