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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.

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 (also leaflets) to encourage people in your area to take an interest and to also dispel a lot of the 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. Sat 15th April 3pm – Roots of Steel Music Event 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 (#SaveSheffTrees), Facebook, You-Tube and Instagram!

These are the new road markings. The cars have to go into the cycle lane which may as well not be there. ... See MoreSee Less

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Yours is a local struggle, so it can sometimes be difficult to see the wider perspective as you do your daily work and try to save trees at the same time. Are you alone, does anyone else care, or does anyone else even know?

So here's a bit of perspective to make the point that the Third World politics you are enduring right now may not have been exposed in the past, but, courtesy of the internet, places to hide are diminishing by the day.

In a couple of days, I leave for Australia to speak at this conference:

It is big, the delegates are well-informed, and there is a formidable array of accomplished international speakers. I only have 45 minutes, but the first 10 are going to be a detailed review of the political manipulation and misinformation being applied by Sheffield City Council. And, because I have been up and seen the befores and afters for myself, I will be speaking from first-hand experience, which I find packs a special kind of punch.

The World is quickly learning about what has gone so badly wrong in Sheffield. So, there is support, it is growing by the day, and you should all keep up the good work.

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From Woodland Trust. Not available yet but who would want how many? ... See MoreSee Less

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I live in Tickhill, Doncaster. 20 minutes from Sheffield. I was a member of Save Tickhill's Trees. We managed to save our Lime Avenue from planned felling by the Street division. That felling had been the start of a broad campaign of felling in the village that was stopped in its tracks. Like you we organised PR and talks to opinion leaders. I often reflect on what was the critical factor of our success. I believe it was that I threatened to undertake legal and political action to return the Doncaster Council to Special Measures. In other words, to be managed by outsiders. ... See MoreSee Less

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Looking for helpers to go to Sharrow Vale Market tomorrow, to collect signatures, speak to the public etc. Have got 3 people until about 1pm but it would be good to a have a rolling band of merry volunteers until 4pm. Please let us know if you can join us, even if it's 5mins before you set off, cos if there is only one person left doing this it will be packed up and a good opportunity will be missed. Please, thank you. ... See MoreSee Less

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TRO for Upperthorpe (B36) and Tinsley (A25). In Sheffield Telegraph on Thursday. ... See MoreSee Less

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I took this photo on Northcote Avenue today. Does anyone know if there are plans for these trees? ... See MoreSee Less

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Chris Packham writing in today's Guardian about 'democratic, peaceful and effective action, as caring is not enough. We must take action.' ... See MoreSee Less

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Sharrowvale Spring market

April 23, 2017, 12:00pm - April 23, 2017, 4:00pm

Delicious produce from around the region, including speciality meats, cheeses, cakes, pies and breads. Fine selection of locally made crafts. Music and family friendly entertainment.

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Andrew Stringer shared BBC Radio Sheffield's video to the group: STAG. Sheffield Tree Action Groups. ... See MoreSee Less

Wheelie bins or wisteria? Cars or chrysanthemums? A PHD student in Sheffield is studying the way our front gardens look, affects the way we all feel. What's your front garden like?

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