Consultation About A Dying Tree on the verge on Clay Pits Lane, S36 (our reference 12046374)

Closes 21 Feb 2023

Opened 30 Jan 2023

Results expected 24 Feb 2023

Feedback expected 3 Mar 2023


A Fraxinus excelsior (commonly known as an Ash tree) has been identified on the verge on Clay Pits Lane as dying.

An assessment carried out by our tree experts identified that the tree is in a later stage of Ash Die Back.  We consider the tree to now be a risk to highway users. We recommend leaving a 1m stump for ecological/habitat value. 

Once removed, we propose to replace this tree with a Morus nigra (Black mulberry tree), which will be planted towards the top of the sloped verge outside 17-19 Don Avenue.  Relocated to redistribute canopy cover as the surrounding area is heavily wooded.

Why your views matter

The Sheffield Tree Partnership have developed the Sheffield Street Tree Partnership 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 strategy is available at:

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