Forestry Commission puts Sheffield Council’s tree-felling scheme under investigation – Yorkshire Post


A Government department is investigating whether the felling of thousands of street trees in Sheffield has been carried out illegally, The Yorkshire Post can reveal.

The Forestry Commission has confirmed it is investigating the entire programme of tree-felling work being undertaken by Sheffield City Council as part of its £2.2bn highways maintenance contract with Amey, which is known as the Streets Ahead project.

The Government’s newly appointed “tree champion” Sir William Worsley, who has been appointed in part to prevent the unnecessary felling of street trees, told The Yorkshire Post today he will “consider the findings of the investigation carefully” once it is completed.

Source: Forestry Commission puts Sheffield Council’s tree-felling scheme under investigation – Yorkshire Post

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