Consultation About Decaying / Structurally Compromised Tree Outside Moorfoot Building

Closed 14 Jun 2021

Opened 24 May 2021

Results expected 15 Jun 2021

Feedback expected 16 Jun 2021


A Malus tschonoskii (commonly known as a Crab Apple Tree) has been identified outside the Moorfoot Building as having a progressive lean and being affected by Ganoderma decay at the base.

An assessment carried out by our tree experts advises that Ganoderma fruiting bodies were found at base.

The tree has developed a significant and progressive lean during the past couple of years and is deemed to have less than 5 years' safe useful life expectancy, especially in a busy pedestrianised area. 

Once removed, we propose to replace the tree with a Carpinus betulus 'Fastigiata' (Hornbeam tree) in the same location. 

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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