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Posted on Wednesday 11th November 2015

Prince of Wales Road trees to be felled before 4th December.

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FretsonCourtI have spoken to Amey today and have found out that 5 trees on Prince of Wales Road are due to be felled before 4th December. There has been some confusion with one tree as Amey gave me incorrect info on the phone. The tree outside 121 Prince of Wales Road is not threatened, but the tree outside 195 Prince of Wales Road, very close to the Alder at 199 is. Amey claims that the one outside 199 has stem decay.
There is  a fifth tree to be felled on Price of Wales Road. This is a Celtis Australis and is on the central reservation by the underground subway,  near Lidl, opposite the Fish and Chip shop. This is quite a young tree which Amey says is dead.

So the current “hit list” is

London Plane 44 Prince of Wales Road Amey says poor structural condition. Our tree expert says it is in fair condition.

Lime Tree 1-4 Fretson Court. Amey says poor structural condition. Our tree expert says it is in fair condition.

Alder 199 Prince of Wales Road. Amey says poor structural condition. Our tree expert says it is in fair condition.

195 Prince of Wales Road (needs to be examined by a tree expert)

Celtis Australis, Central Reservation opposite the Chip Shop near Lidl. (Amey says it is dead)

If the trees are felled they will be replaced by Americana Lime trees before March.

I am planning to alert the local residents to this.

This Saturday STAG (Sheffield Tree Action Group)have organised a protest about the tree felling. Please meet at the City Hall steps at 11am. Bring a placard!

One Response to Prince of Wales Road trees to be felled before 4th December.

  1. wendy says:

    We just had a similar application in our village to fell healthy trees. Turns out if they fell the trees on our local amenity land they can put in an application to build houses there. We stopped the tree felling by writing to the planning dept, but we await the housing application, which if approved means the trees will again be under threat. Good luck, and keep your eyes open for other planning applications around the site of those trees.

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