SPECIAL REPORT: Residents mourn loss of Sheffield’s tree-lined streets

Tree lined streets of Nether Edge in Sheffield

Tree lined streets of Nether Edge in Sheffield

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Nearly 600 healthy trees have been stripped from Sheffield streets in the past two years, The Star can reveal.

Some 1,100 trees have been cut down since the Streets Ahead contract to resurface streets, replace lights and improve pavements began.

Data obtained by The Star’s Your Right to Know campaign shows 576 of the trees were felled because they were causing ‘irreparable damage or obstruction’ to roads or structures - not because they were dead, dying or diseased.

 

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