Consultation About A Structurally Compromised Tree on Hangingwater Road first sycamore behind the wall uphill from Porter Bridge (our reference 12046006)

Closed 24 Oct 2022

Opened 30 Sep 2022

Feedback expected 4 Nov 2022

Results updated 5 Dec 2022

There were 2 responses to this consultation.

There was 100% agreement with the fell. 

There was 100% agreement with the replant location.

There was 50.00% ‘yes’ / 50.00% ‘no’ for the replacement tree species and as such, this was taken to the Sheffield Street Tree Partnership (SSTP) meeting for discussion.  The agreement from this meeting was that further thought will be given as to which species will be replanted.  The replant species will be decided upon no later than 1st October 2023.  Therefore, the replant works are currently on hold.  

In the meantime, works will proceed as planned to fell the original tree. 


An Acer pseudoplatanus (commonly known as a Sycamore) has been identified Hangingwater Road uphill from Porter Bridge (first sycamore behind the wall, close to the road) as being Structurally Compromised. 

An assessment carried out by our tree experts noticed that the tree is a poor specimen, suppressed and structurally compromised by bark damage at approximately 5 metres.  The tree (and its cavity) is almost girdled and at an elevated risk of snapping here.  

Once removed, the tree will be replaced with a Cornus mas (Cornelian cherry dogwood), which will be planted in the verge outside 63 Northcote Road as the location of the original tree is unsuitable.

Why your views matter

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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