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: email@example.com or calling: 0114 263 4335.
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.
An action around supporting the establishment of a network of local provenance tree nurseries has been added to the Strategy as a long term aim.
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 have now successfully recruited a number of Sheffield Street Tree Wardens to help us look after our city’s trees. Street Tree Warden Scheme inductions have been completed, PPE received and they will be starting soon.
Establish a Sheffield Street Tree Partnership:
- Meeting Friday 15th May 2020. Meeting 1 notes
- Meeting Friday 26th June 2020. Meeting 2 notes
- Meeting Friday 31st July 2020. Meeting 3 notes
- Meeting Friday 18th September. Meeting 4 notes
- Meeting Friday 30th October. Meeting 5 notes
- Meeting Friday 18th December. Meeting 6 notes
Consultation on the Working Strategy
The Sheffield Street Tree Partnership Working Strategy consultation closed on 10th October 2020. The results will be analysed and incorporated into a public report to be published by Sheffield City Council, which we will provide a link to here once it is made available.