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Save Dore Trees

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The Issue

We, the undersigned, are opposed to Amey's Plans of the felling of 148 trees in what is categorised by Sheffield City Council as 'the Dore Zone'.

Unbelievably, this is part of a mass cull of over 50% of Sheffields 36,000 roadside trees! All this within one of Europes greenest Cities.

We demand, an immediate halt to the felling programme in the Dore Zone and across Sheffield.  Instead we believe it essential that sensitive engineering solutions be considered and implemented to enable the long term retention of all of those condemned trees which cannot be proved to categorically be dead, seriously diseased, dying or dangerous. 

Rather than a programme of over zealous and poorly justified tree destruction we support consultation with residents to find amicable solutions.

The beautiful trees that will be destroyed include; Tibetan and Kanzan Cherry, Apple, Lime, Rowan, Willow, Oak and Beech.

Evidence indicates that large mature trees contribute significantly to local climate regulation, they help with the filtration of atmospheric pollutants, provide sustainable urban drainage, contribute to the biodiversity and ecology of the area as well as providing health and wellbeing benefits. 

These trees also provide a canopy under which a whole community can be united. On Abbeydale Park Rise, everyone enjoys the shower of pink blossom in the spring and a sea of festive lights over Christmas - it would be a tragedy to lose the planned 19 trees alone on this street!

Affected Streets: Abbeydale Park Rise, Ashfurlong Close, Ashfurlong Road, Blackamoor Crescent, Blackamoor Road, Brinkburn Vale Road, Burlington Road, Bushey Wood Road, Chatsworth Road, Devonshire Drive, Devonshire Road, Furniss Avenue, Heather Lea Avenue, Kerwin Road, King Egbert Road, Marstone Crescent, Newfield Crescent, Old Hay Close, Rashly Close, Stonecroft Road, The Grove, The Quadrant, Totley Brook Road, Towhead Road, Vernon Road. And this is only the beginning...more local trees are likely to be condemned when fresh lists are published for other parts of the local area. 

Did you know that this felling plan has started BEFORE Sheffield has prepared a tree strategy for the City - which should lay down policies for the long term care and protection of this proud green City.

Please sign this petition today - before it is too late!  

What you can do: 

1) Please sign to ask for an immediate halt to the tree felling plan across the Dore Zone and Sheffield, pending more exploration, consultation and consideration of alternatives.

2) Find us on Facebook: Save Dore Trees - for the latest.

Thank You!

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