Press Release

New website to promote Sheffield’s street trees

Street trees are one of the greatest natural assets of Sheffield’s cityscape. Thanks to a new website from the Sheffield Street Tree Partnership, everyone can now access more information about the city’s street trees. Sheffielders can visit to find out more about the partnership, how it is working for a network of street trees […]

Sheffield joins National Street Tree Sponsorship initiative 

A new charity led scheme is launching in Sheffield today to help residents engage directly in street tree planting.  Sheffield’s ‘Street Tree Partnership Strategy’, set out an aim of supporting ‘residents and community groups fund additional street tree planting’. A two year trial of this process has been a great success, with many streets benefitting […]

Sheffield Street Tree Partnership welcomes new chair as progress continues 

A new chair has been appointed to the Sheffield Street Tree Partnership and is already playing an active role in steering the invaluable work of the group.  Earlier this summer, Nathan Edwards, Director of Urban Wilderness, took over from Liz Ballard, CEO of Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust, who has played a pivotal part in […]

Sheffield recognised as a Tree City of the World 

Sheffield has received Tree Cities of the World recognition, bringing a wealth of benefits to local communities, now and into the future.  The Tree Cities of the World programme is an international effort to recognise cities and towns committed to ensuring that their urban forests and trees are celebrated, sustainably managed and properly maintained.  To […]

Sheffield becomes first city in Europe to take part in new pilot for urban tree management certification 

Sheffield has recently been awarded a certificate of compliance for managing its street trees sustainably by the world’s largest Forest Certification Scheme, PEFC UK (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification).  Over the last eighteen months, the Sheffield Street Tree Partnership, of which the council and its highways contractor, Amey are part, has been working […]

New Sheffield street tree guidelines published 

A new guidelines booklet for managing the city’s street trees has been finalised and published today, as part of the recently launched Sheffield Street Tree Strategy.  The guidelines, which follow best practice and detail how street trees across the city will be managed appropriately and cared for now and in years to come, have been […]

Street tree wardens get to the root of local tree issues 

It’s been almost a year since volunteer Street Tree Wardens were recruited by Amey Streets Ahead, as part of the city’s new Sheffield Street Tree Partnership Strategy, and their work is already starting to make a big difference.  With over 40 Street Tree Wardens allocated across Sheffield, the budding group of volunteers are helping to […]

City partners pledge to deliver new street tree strategy 

A commitment to deliver on a new street tree strategy for Sheffield has been made by the founding members of the Sheffield Street Tree Partnership.  This morning, representatives of each of the partner organisations came together to sign a pledge committing them to delivering on the Sheffield Street Tree Partnership Strategy, which outlines a long-term […]

Partnership working strategy for city’s street trees is unveiled 

A new shared vision for the care and management of Sheffield’s street trees will be published this week alongside an online survey which asks for views from individuals and organisations to help shape a final strategy by spring 2021.  The working strategy, which outlines a positive and exemplary approach to the future management of the […]

Street Tree Working Strategy for Sheffield sets out new direction for the care of the city’s highway trees 

The first Partnership Street Tree Working Strategy for Sheffield has been released today and will be recommended to Sheffield City Council for adoption next week.  The Working Strategy has been developed by a group of partners including representatives of Sheffield Tree Action Groups (STAG), Sheffield City Council (SCC), Amey, independent experts from Natural Capital Solutions […]

Process to develop a Partnership Street Tree Strategy for Sheffield is underway

Following on from the joint statement between Sheffield City Council (SCC), Sheffield Tree Action Groups (STAG) and Amey, work has begun to develop an exemplary Street Tree Strategy for the city. The new Street Tree Strategy will supplement SCC’s Trees & Woodland Strategy which was approved in December 2018.  The strategy is being developed by […]