I’ve added the nine active street tree action groups to the map, at the moment the boundaries are my guesswork but I’m expecting members of the groups to let me know soon if I’ve got any wrong.
There are some trees outside these areas so I hope some groups may decide to adopt other areas, but it’s encouraging that the great majority of trees across the city now have people prepared to defend them. So much for the argument that tree campaigners are just a bunch of NIMBYs in a privileged corner of the city. It was never that of course.
A very large number of trees was added in the phase 10 Independent Tree Panel round. The street survey results are now published and the map has been updated. So these trees are now showing as either yellow (referred to ITP) or red (not referred so could be felled any day)
The most recent (Phase 10) lists of condemned trees now have full details on their map entries, showing location, tree species, reasons for felling and replacement species.
There’s still work to do on missing earlier lists and updating entries to show the latest ITP poll results.
Ground Heave is bad stuff for householders and removing big trees is one of the main causes. Sheffield City Council may face huge compensation bills in the future for this.
LOts of information on The Map’s latest FAQ.
Should We be Worried About Ground Heave?
The Map now includes all trees condemned in 2016, including the 641 announced in November. These latest trees are not described in full yet, the descriptions will be added as soon as they are compiled (it’s a long manual job)
As the previous map was no longer relevant to current activity in Streets Ahead and a lot of the data was out of date or incorrect, it has been replaced by a more accurate and complete map of all trees scheduled for felling in 2016. This is drawn from the tree consultation data sent to Sheffield Residents and is much more precise.
The green trees on the map indicate Sheffield City Council’s (SCC’s) Tree Protection Orders (TPOs), mostly trees on private land that can’t be felled without planning permission.
Unfortunately that data on the SCC website is very vague and it’s not possible to pinpoint most of the tree locations accurately on the map, but this layer of the map gives a general picture of the protected trees across the city.
At present it shows around 25% of the TPOs, it’s time consuming to convert the data to a suitable format as the text does not follow a consistent format so every TPO must be scrutinised and chopped up manually.