Consultation About Tree Dying Outside 71 Norton Lees Lane S8 (our reference 12040937)

Closed 30 Mar 2021

Opened 9 Mar 2021

Results expected 31 Mar 2021

Feedback expected 1 Apr 2021


A Tilia x europaea (commonly known as a Lime tree) has been identified outside 71 Norton Lees Lane as being diseased / dying.

The tree has:
Progressive bark death around trunk.  

Extensive exudate on trunk (Possibly Phytophthora).  
Flammulina velutipes fruiting bodies present indicating sapwood is decaying.  

The tree is estimmated by our professional tree surveyor to have between 5-10 years' Safe Useful Life Expectancy on the highway, however the tree is adjacent to a busy road and as such, a recommendation has been made for early removal.

Once removed, we propose to replace the tree with an Oak tree (Quercus Robus) on the same street, in the verge opposite Lighting Column number 21.

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:

What happens next

This consultation has now closed.

We will provide a summary of the results of the consultation on this page, and so watch this space.


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