Welcome to STAG

STAG stands for Sheffield Tree Action Groups. STAG operates as an umbrella group to represent all tree groups throughout Sheffield. Its purpose is to lead a city-wide campaign to encourage the local authority to adopt a responsible, sustainable approach to management of the city-wide tree population – the urban forest.
STAG also exists to persuade Sheffield City Council to have a moratorium on all tree planting and felling operations that do not include works to trees that represent, by reason of their condition, a likely, immediate and reasonably foreseeable danger of serious, harm or damage in the near future: “a risk of such immediacy and consequence that urgent action is required” (NTSG, 2011, p. 52). STAG would like such a moratorium to be in place until an adequate tree strategy has been commissioned, draughted in accordance with current arboricultural good practice advice, guidance and recommendations, and until it has been completed, adopted as Council policy, and is ready for implementation. STAG believe that it is necessary that the tree strategy include a sub-strategy specifically for highway trees.

Work to save Sheffield’s mature trees continues. Current actions are stepping up Non-Violent Direct Action, which has had success in saving some trees, and ramping up the media aspect we recently had a feature on BBC documentary “Who’s spending Britains Millions?” and our Chelsea Road Elm has been shortlisted for the The Woodland Trusts Tree Of The Year. The latest raft of survey letters to residents of streets where trees have been targeted for felling has been sent out, and local groups are working hard to raise awareness of the importance of participating in the survey process, and getting trees referred to the Independent Tree Panel. We remain committed to trying to make Sheffield City Council see that the felling of mature trees to make way for roadside works is unnecessary, when they could easily be saved by alternative engineering specifications. Many thanks for your continued support.
Get Involved
Join your local Tree Group:
1. Main STAG Facebook Group here
2. Save Crookes, Weston Road & Walkley Tree here
3. Save Gleadless Valley Trees here
4. Save Ecclesall Road Trees here
5. Save Rivelin Valley Road, Hillsborough & Wadsley Trees here
6. Save Netheredge Trees here
7. Save Dore, Totley & Bradway Trees here
8. Save the Trees of Firth Park here
9. Save the Trees of Millhouses Please here
10. Save the Burngreave and Pitsmoor Trees here
11. Save Norfolk Park Trees here
12. Save the Trees in Greenhill here
Raise Awarness:
Use the info on this site to encourange people in your area to take an interest and to also dispel a lot of the myths!
Sign Petitions:
1. SORT here
2. Save Netheredge Trees here
3. Save Eccleshall Trees here
Attend upcoming Events:

Sat 25th Feb 11am – Stop the Spin – Town Hall here

Friday 10th March 7pm – STAG Benefit Concert – Greystones Pub here

Check-out Trees at Risk Map:
See which trees are at risk of being chopped. This is manually updated, so please let us know if any are missingSheffield Trees at Risk Map
Save Sheffield Trees – Merchandise!
Tea Towels T-shirts Mugs
Badges / Car-Stickers Hoodies Bags

Thank you to all of you who generously donated to our crowdfunding. The money has created our STAG T-Shirts, leaflets and other promo for the campaign and of course Legal support!

Social Media – Check-out the latest STAG actvity on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and You-Tube!

The HEALTHY Rustlings Road Trees were worth £165,000. 16 saplings will be worth £1600. This is a ONE HUNDRED FOLD DOWNGRADE in valuable community assets, which belonged to OUR neighbourhood and which we did not give consent to be destroyed. Is Bryan Lodge going to send us all a cheque for the difference? #Incompetence #Negligence #Malpractice ... See MoreSee Less

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My friend who has lived on Vainor rd Hillsborough for forty years is in despair at what is about to happen to the 100 year old lime trees that will be felled anytime soon. She feels helpless. ... See MoreSee Less

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Resurfacing the pavements at midnight! Thanks AMEY! My 5 children didn't appreciate the noise either! ... See MoreSee Less

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How weird. An Amey van (LB12 WHL) just buzzed us over in Norfolk Park: sat with engine running, then got out, stared at our house (at the Save Norfolk Park Trees poster?) while on mobile phone, then zoomed off.

Maybe he was just checking the grass verge they glyphosated then seeded in the middle of winter....
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I've been out of the loop for the last week as I've been focused upon other things 😜 Will be announcing something very soon!

I'm assuming that the protest on the 9th is now off, but what's happening with the other arrestees? Can easily swop my day off to attend...
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Just arrived ... See MoreSee Less

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Heads up, acorn chipper parked up in queens road assault. Seen them and amey group there before heading to nether edge ... See MoreSee Less

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Essendine crescent Norton. Work stopped ... See MoreSee Less

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