STAG is an umbrella group representing the local tree action groups that have sprung up all over the city. We are non party-political and our supporters come from a wide range of backgrounds, all brought together by the need to save our city’s healthy street trees.
In 2012 the ‘Streets Ahead’ highway renewal programme, run by Amey on behalf of Sheffield City Council, began mass-felling highway trees – these ‘before and after’ photographs demonstrate the impact. What we want is a more considered and expert-led approach to the management and guardianship of the city’s street trees, for the long-term benefit of both residents and the environment.
There are many ways to get involved in the protection of threatened trees: sign the petitions and join in the conversation on STAG’s Facebook page. Another good place to start is by sharing campaign leaflets with family, friends and neighbours – these guides provide the evidence to help you defend trees with confidence. See what the experts say in support of STAG’s position and our commentary on the Engineering Solutions included in the ‘Streets Ahead’ PFI contract, solutions which could be used to save our trees at no extra cost to Sheffield.
Help us help Sheffield’s ‘urban forest’ – say ‘no’ to the felling of healthy trees.
Read STAG’s official statement and the letter sent to Michael Gove that refutes several of Cllr. Bryan Lodge’s claims contained within the Council’s official response to Michael Gove’s recommendation to halt felling.
Trees and the steel city, what’s gone wrong? – a further update from Oliver Newham of the Woodland Trust.
Update: important information for concerned residents with regard to the injunctions set to commence on 22nd August 2017.
Sheffield Trees at Risk Map lists threatened trees by location. Click on the icon in the top left hand corner of the map below to see the different information layers.