Sheffield trees in the news

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Reproduced by kind permission of PRIVATE EYE magazine http://www.private-eye.co.uk / David Ziggy Greene

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:

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 – 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: HighwaysIndustry.com – 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) 

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: 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

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

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: 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

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