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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.
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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 Awareness – Use the info on this site (incl. a great presentation here , leaflets and of course the latest STAG Blog here) to encourage people in your area to take an interest and to also dispel a lot of the Council myths!
  • Consider putting up bird (see here) and bat boxes (see here) to encourage wildlife – boxes in use are legally protected from being disturbed.
  • Help put up and maintain yellow ribbons – to help Sheffield residents visualise exactly how many trees are under threat in the area.
  • Keep an eye open for felling crews and their vehicles (Chipping Machine, Cherry Picker) – more info here.
  • Sign Petitions:

1. SORT here
2. Save Netheredge Trees here
3. Save Eccleshall Trees here
4. Save the Norfolk Park 11 here NEW
5. Save the Millhouses trees here NEW

  • Attend upcoming Events:

1. Mon 22nd May 6pm – The Silent Killer: Air Pollution Q&A

 

  • 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
Thanks

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 (#SaveSheffTrees), Facebook, You-Tube and Instagram!

Amey taking the tree outside 29 Wollaton road now. Managed to see them off yesterday but too late now. ... See MoreSee Less

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Amey driving around and doing this to trees. ... See MoreSee Less

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Well this is new. Felling at 7 and 8 in evening in Bradway. Two crews got 2 trees. They were enjoying it, one laughed and stuck two fingers up at me as I tried to follow them. Be aware folks. The fellers must be getting double time. ... See MoreSee Less

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As it's now clear that Amey are upping the rate of destruction across the city and with crews working later because of the lighter nights, please feel free to contact me on this post or PM me if there's a part of the city that needs help from 3.30pm onwards which is when I finish work and I'll willingly attend. There have been so many incidents posted today that it's been difficult keeping up with them and it's only now that I've come to realise how extensive today's events have been. Well done to all for doing what you've done. ... See MoreSee Less

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This is Maggie on Wollaton Rd at Dore. This was at 7:30 Tonight and there were no barriers around the working chipper on one side. We have a full video that we will post on FB and send a link to Amey. ... See MoreSee Less

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3 Acorn vehicles parked on Pond Street Tues 23rd night. Staying overnight in a hotel for early start? ... See MoreSee Less

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Back on St. Ronans.
And inside the barriers of course.
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Hello Bryan

I am reliably informed that Darren Butt, Head of Amey Operations, has assaulted a tree campaigner as he went through a gap in the barrier at a tree felling site on Abbeyfield Road this morning. The campaigner, Dr Simon Crump, told me Darren pushed the barrier into him and tried to push him away. Simon did not retaliate against Darren's aggression and moved past him to stand under the tree.

Despite our differences on the street tree felling programme, I am sure you would agree that Darren's violent behaviour is unacceptable?

Can I ask that you contact Darren at the earliest opportunity to discuss this offence?

You may have heard that two campaigners were assaulted by residents yesterday on St Ronan's Road? My opinion is that all of these incidents ought to be reported to the police. Campaigners have continued to be nonviolent and peacefully protest against tree fellings, despite very serious provocation.

Community cohesion is being seriously damaged and I would like to see you, as Cabinet lead on the street trees, taking a leadership role in resolving the differences between tree campaigners and StreetsAhead. Violence and intimidation must be called out and strongly discouraged. The Head of Amey Operations behaviour warrants a public apology at the very least.

I urge you to make a public statement encouraging residents and tree felling workers to respect the right to peaceful protest.

Thank you.

Best wishes, Alison

Cllr Alison Teal, Nether Edge & Sharrow
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