Sheffield residents call for trees to be pruned to size

Nether Edge residents concerned over the state of the trees on their road,Maureen Foster, Christine Dalton, Angela Hardy ,Richard Foster with left Fred Foster mason
Nether Edge residents concerned over the state of the trees on their road,Maureen Foster, Christine Dalton, Angela Hardy ,Richard Foster with left Fred Foster mason
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RESIDENTS are calling for action to tackle ‘oversized’ lime trees on their Sheffield street.

People living on Kenwood Park Road, Nether Edge, say the trees have not been pruned for years and have grown too large.

They also fear branches could fall in strong winds.

Richard Foster, a retired butcher, who lives on the street with his wife, daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren, said: “The trees date back to the 19th century but in recent years they have had no maintenance.

“We’ve been here seven years and all that has been done is branches cut at street level to keep the road and pavement clear.

“The trees have now grown so large they block the light and there is the risk of branches being blown down in strong winds.”

Mr Foster, aged 70, added: “I like having the trees but they have just grown too big and need emergency surgery,” he said.

Steve Robinson, head of highway maintenance at Sheffield Council, said: “The Streets Ahead contractor is currently working across the city surveying the condition of all highway trees.

“Once this has been completed a detailed maintenance and pruning regime will be developed for each tree.

“In the meantime, some are being pruned on a priority basis.”