Though the Rustlings Road trees have not been felled yet I understand at the moment it’s only a postponement – there’s been no assurance from Sheffield City Council/Amey that the trees are to be reprieved or even going to be reassessed.
Nearly 3,000 people have signed up to the online petition so far. If you feel strongly about the trees and our local street scene then add your name to the petition – this can be found at http://chn.ge/1dtg74B – there’s no time to lose as the petition needs to reach 5,000 by June 21 to make sure that campaign group is allowed to attend the full council meeting on July 1 and get a full hearing.
I and many others have looked closely at the trees and it seems to us that felling should really be a last resort and in most cases it’s just not necessary. The trees are about 120 years old and I believe they can live up to 300 years ,so any replacement with saplings just will not provide the road with the majesty it has today.
Remember John Ruskin’s words: “The measure of any great civilisation is its cities and a measure of a city’s greatness is to be found in the quality of its public spaces, its parks and squares.”
Sign up to the petition today – there’s less than a week to go – http://chn.ge/1tdg74B
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