Consultation About A Dying Tree on Springwood Lane S35 behind lighting column 15, adjacent to farm gate (our reference 12046836)

Closes 21 Feb 2023

Opened 30 Jan 2023

Results expected 24 Feb 2023

Feedback expected 3 Mar 2023

Overview

A Fraxinus excelsior (commonly known as an Ash tree) has been identified on Springwood Lane, behind lighting column number 15, adjacent to the farm gate, as dying.

An assessment carried out by our tree experts identified that the tree was in the later stages of Ash Dieback.  The upper crown is starting to decay.  Inonotus hispidus decay is present in the major roadside scaffold limb.  The tree will likely fail into the highway eventually, if left.  We recommend leaving 3.5m of standing trunk for habitat value.

Once removed, we propose to replace the tree with an Pinus sylvestris (Scots pine) by relocating it to the large verge on Foster Way facing Dikelands Mount.

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: https://www.wildsheffield.com/getinvolved/sheffield-street-tree-partnership/street-tree-strategy/

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