Tree workers put on ‘Tarzan’ display to show their skills

Wood recycling and tree climbing demonstrations take place at Woodland Discovery Centre
Wood recycling and tree climbing demonstrations take place at Woodland Discovery Centre
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‘Tarzans’ in high visibility tabards gave a demonstration swinging from ropes as Sheffield Council’s contractor Amey held an open day to show how it is managing the city’s trees.

The event, at Ecclesall Saw Mill, gave residents the chance to speak to specialists about how trees are examined for signs of ill health, and how the needs of birds, bats and other wildlife are assessed.

Wood recycling and tree climbing demonstrations take place at Woodland Discovery Centre

Wood recycling and tree climbing demonstrations take place at Woodland Discovery Centre

Pruning workers showed how they use ropes to ascend to the highest branches.

Graeme Symonds, network director from Amey, said: “We had a fantastic turnout and it has been great to explain how we are working to keep the roadside trees safe and healthy.

“We only replace trees as a last resort.”