03 March 2016
Over 3,000 street trees have been planted across Sheffield since August 2012 as part of the Streets Ahead project. This is on top of the 50,000 trees that have also been planted by the Council in parks and woodlands.
To help residents to pinpoint the location of the new trees and find out more about the species of the new trees, all chosen to suit an urban environment, a new interactive map is now available online.
The map, which can be found on www.sheffield.gov.uk/streettrees enables residents to search by street name or postcode and view all the trees that have been planted as part of the project, the species of the tree and the date that it was planted. The new map will also enable those residents who wish to help look after a newly planted tree do so.
Cllr Terry Fox, Cabinet Member of Environment and Transport, said: “We are very proud of our green city status and are working hard to defend it.
“As well as planting over 3,000 street trees since 2012, last year alone we planted an additional 50,000 new trees across the city, helping to create 17 new woodlands. This work all goes towards ensuring that trees are there for future generations to enjoy.”
Darren Butt, Streets Ahead’s Operations Director, added: “By planting new, young trees we’re ensuring that there will be a wide range of trees across the city for future generations to enjoy and benefit from.
“The map is a great tool and provides the public with a lot of detail about where planting has taken place and the different species of new trees across the city. The map will also help local people and children to learn more about tree species and recognise the different types that are in Sheffield.”
The map will be updated with Sheffield’s newest trees at the end of each planting season, which stretches from October to April each year.
The Streets Ahead team monitor every new tree that is planted to ensure that it is thriving in its new environment. However, the team are urging the public to let them know if they spot any new trees that have been vandalised or damaged so that they can replace them in the next planting season. You can report these via www.sheffield.gov.uk/reportmystreet