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Save the Sycamore Tree

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Save the Sycamore Tree


This tree has a preservation order..........

The protected large sycamore tree near the embankment of the Inkerman Playing Fields needs to be saved. It seems the developer on the construction site has requested permission from the Chesterfield Borough Council Planning Development to fell this tree. Planning application number CHE/00480/TPO.


Trees and hedgerows make an important contribution to our environment, providing wildlife habitats.

Trees create an ecosystem to provide habitat and food for birds and other animals. Trees absorb carbon dioxide and potentially harmful gasses, such as sulfur dioxide, carbon monoxide, from the air and release oxygen. One large tree can supply a day's supply of oxygen for four people.

Trees are both our past inheritance and our future legacy, and as such it is the responsibility of everyone to ensure our trees are protected.

Trees combat climate change

Excess carbon dioxide (CO2) caused by many factors is a building up in our atmosphere and contributing to climate change. Trees absorb CO2, removing and storing the carbon while releasing the oxygen back into the air. In one year, an acre of mature trees absorbs the amount of CO2 produced when you drive your car 26,000 miles.

Trees clean the air

Trees absorb odors and pollutant gases (nitrogen oxides, ammonia, sulfur dioxide and ozone) and filter particulates out of the air by trapping them on their leaves and bark.

Trees provide oxygen

Trees help prevent soil erosion

Trees mark the seasons - Is it winter, spring, summer or fall? Look at the trees.

Trees are vital. As the biggest plants on the planet, they give us oxygen, store carbon, stabilise the soil and give life to the world’s wildlife. They also provide us with the materials for tools and shelter.

Not only are trees essential for life, but as the longest living species on earth, they give us a link between the past, present and future.

Trees boost wildlife

Trees host complex microenvironments. When young, they offer habitation and food to amazing communities of birds, insects, lichen and fungi. When ancient, they also provide the hollow cover needed by species such as bats, woodboring beetles, tawny owls and woodpeckers.

Please help save this tree and your environment - object to the felling of this sycamore tree - quote reference number CHE/00480/TPO to Steve Perry, Tree Officer, Planning Department, Chesterfield Borough Council, Town Hall, Chesterfield, Derbyshire S40 1LP

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