Consultation About Structurally Compromised Tree outside 22 Mercia Drive (our reference 12042967)

Closes 11 Aug 2021

Opened 21 Jul 2021

Results expected 12 Aug 2021

Feedback expected 13 Aug 2021

Overview

A Sorbus intermedia (commonly known as a Swedish Whitebeam Tree) has been identified outside 22 Mercia Drive as being structurally compromised.

The stem is decayed and hollow throughout virtually the entire cross section, the structural integrity of the tree is in doubt.

The footway has been closed in the interests of public safety as the tree cannot be dealt with as an urgent safety matter due to a nesting bird.

PLEASE NOTE WE ARE AWARE OF THE FACT THAT THERE IS A PIGEON NESTING IN THE TREE - DO NOT OBJECT TO THE WORKS ON THIS BASIS - WE WILL NOT BE DOING ANYTHING UNTIL IT HAS FLEDGED AND LEFT THE NEST.

An assessment carried out by our tree experts advises that the tree is effectively hollow and the structural integrity of the tree is in question.

Once removed, we propose to replace the tree with a Cornelian Cherry (Cornus mas) in the same location as the original tree.

Why we are consulting

The Sheffield Tree Partnership have developed the draft Sheffield Street Tree Partnership Working Strategy.  This sets out our commitment to explain to local residents the reasons behind decisions to remove trees, and provide the opportunity to challenge these decisions through an open and transparent process.

A copy of the draft strategy is available at: https://www.wildsheffield.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/FINAL-Sheffield-Street-Tree-Partnership-Working-Strategy-July-2020.pdf

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