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If you like Bendix.

 

Have you ever written a post and decided . . nahh, just for once I'm not going to share it with the rest of the world?

 

You should try it now and again. Really.

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You keep coming back, but you're not going to explain why the google pictures of the street don't count... Is that the post you decided not to post, you should post it, I'm fascinated.

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Walked down Sandford Grove Road yesterday. All the trees that were earmarked for felling well over a year ago are still there. And guess what? SCC / Amey have just re-tarmac all the pavements on both sides right round the trees.

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Brilliant!, maybe the council are seeing sense? Sheffield's Green City status is as important (nearly) as it's association with steel.

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Brilliant!, maybe the council are seeing sense? Sheffield's Green City status is as important (nearly) as it's association with steel.

 

One can only presume that all those dead, dying, diseased trees have somehow made a miraculous recovery?

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One can only presume that all those dead, dying, diseased trees have somehow made a miraculous recovery?

 

Only about 1000 trees fell into those categories and people didn't disagree with felling those.

 

The argument was around the other 5000 trees that they were trying to fell over the first few years. We now know that SCC had included a contract term that 17,500 trees - half of the street trees in Sheffield - must be felled over the course of the 25 year contract with Amey. SCC also lied and said they would only fell trees "as a last resort". This forced Amey to find spurious reasons for felling, such as a misplaced kerbstone or cracked tarmac, that are easy to deal with.

 

Thanks to our tree protectors, SCC have backtracked from requiring that half of the trees be felled and it seems that Amey are now doing the job as they should have done it all along.

 

The sad thing is that perhaps 4000 trees have been needlessly felled.

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The sad thing is that perhaps 4000 trees have been needlessly felled.

 

Have any of them not been replaced?

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Have any of them not been replaced?

 

Of course not. They have planted saplings but one sapling does not replace a 100 year-old full canopy tree that is at the peak of the ecosystem services it is providing.

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