Trees and Woodlands Strategy Consultation

Closed 16 Dec 2016

Opened 30 Sep 2016


Welcome to the consultation:  (Draft) Trees and Woodlands Strategy.

The Draft Trees and Woodlands Strategy outlines how Sheffield will manage its trees and woodlands for the next 15 years. We would like to encourage you to have your say about the strategy.


Why your views matter


Sheffield’s trees and woodlands are one of the city’s finest natural resources and contribute to the fact that Sheffield is one of the greenest cities in Europe. Our two million trees represent nearly half of the tree cover in Sheffield. Most of these trees are to be found in our wonderful ancient woodlands or upland forests on the edge of the city.

At a time when most local authorities are going through a period of great austerity we cannot ignore our responsibilities for our trees and woodlands. We are custodians of this great resource which once fuelled the industrial revolution and built the city’s reputation for iron and steel production. 
Our trees and woodlands help to keep the city’s air clean and provide the back drop for investment in Sheffield. They not only provide a great recreational resource and offer people the opportunity to keep healthy and well but represent a quiet haven for wildlife and plants to thrive.  
To take part in the survey, you will find the button to click through to start the consultation near the bottom of this page. 

General Enquiries

Please be aware - we cannot respond to general tree or woodland related issues as part of this consultation. If you need assistance, please contact our Reception Team on 0114 2500500 or via

Publishing/Privacy Statement 

By commenting on this consultation, you are agreeing that your comments (or comments that you are making on behalf of another organisation) can be made public in a consultation report that will be published on the Council’s website.

We may also choose to use your comment within a press release or online (social media or website),  in this case your responses will remain anonymous, unless you agree at a later date that are happy for your name to be linked to your comment/s.

For further information please see the supporting document or please get in touch.


What happens next

Thank you for providing feedback on the Draft Trees and Woodlands Strategy.

Your survey answers will be reviewed and analysed. The Trees and Woodlands Strategy will be redrafted and we will feed back to you what we have changed (through our website). Your commetns may help us to further develop the strategy or to improve our service delivery.


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