The Sheffield Street Tree Strategy Development Group have reached agreement on a Working Strategy. The work now is to deliver the agreed actions whilst consulting more widely on the Working Strategy itself. The Strategy will then be finalised in Spring 2021.
One of the first actions in the Strategy is to establish a partnership to take this work forwards. Sheffield & Rotherham Wildlife Trust (Chairing), Sheffield Tree Action Groups, Sheffield City Council, Amey and the Woodland Trust have agreed to become this initial Sheffield Street Tree Partnership.
To keep people updated on delivery, the Trust will be uploading information to this web page about progress towards the different actions in the Working Strategy, as well as the notes and any supporting documents that are discussed at the Partnership meetings.
If you would like to get in touch about this work then please contact Sheffield & Rotherham Wildlife Trust by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org or calling: 0114 263 4335.
To hear more about developing the strategy go to this webinar here:[link to follow]
Outcomes and Actions
Action updates are below. Please note that not all the actions in the plan are listed here, just some of the key areas currently in progress:
Outcome 1: Sustainably and carefully managing our street trees in accordance with best practice.
Accreditation: We are currently exploring the potential for external Accreditation under the UK Woodland Assurance Scheme, but this is a new approach and will take up to a year to clarify.
Outcome 2: Ensuring our street trees are more resilient through the type and age of trees we plant and also how we manage the current street tree stock.
Outcome 3: Increasing the value and benefits that flow from our street trees.
Outcome 4: Contributing to a more equal distribution of urban forest across the city to promote health and wellbeing
Outcome 5: Increasing street tree canopy cover.
Outcome 6: Involving the wider community in caring for and valuing street trees.
Street Tree Wardens: We are now recruiting for Sheffield Street Tree Wardens to help us look after our city’s trees. Interested? Then find out more here:
Sheffield Street Tree Warden Advert
Sheffield Street Tree Warden Job Description
Establish a Sheffield Street Tree Partnership:
- Meeting Friday 15th May 2020. Meeting 1 notes
- Meeting Friday 26th June 2020. Meeting 2 notes will be published when available
- Meeting Date TBC.
Consultation on the Working Strategy
This is now LIVE and can be found here.