From the “Sheffield Tree Action Groups” to “Save the TRees on Armada Way”.
“We are asking Plymouth City Council to incorporate the existing and beautiful mature trees into their new refurbishment design and not destroy one of the best things about Plymouth city centre.”
Plymouth imagines that it will be attracting French tourists: Plymouth set to become go-to destination for French tourists – Plymouth Live
Perhaps this is because of the tree-lined avenue planned: Armada Way to have a new look | PLYMOUTH.GOV.UK and Plan to turn Armada Way into tree-lined park with ‘dancing’ fountains – Plymouth Live
As revealed by the architects themselves: Plymouth Armada Way, New Perspectives
The problem is that this new avenue will require the removal of old trees – as reported last month in the national press: Armada Way revamp: Row over Plymouth city centre tree felling plans – BBC News and Plymouth campaigners bid to save 130 trees facing chop by council | Plymouth | The Guardian
But it’s alright, because the local paper has been printing reassuring statements from the city council: Plymouth’s Armada Way tree replacement plan – everything you need to know – Plymouth Live and Plymouth’s £12.7m Armada Way scheme ‘is vital for future of city centre’ – Plymouth Live
For another perspective, try the campaign’s lively social media pages: STRAW – Save the TRees Armada Way | Facebook
And their website: We are asking Plymouth City Council to incorporate the existing and beautiful mature trees into their new refurbishment design and not destroy one of the best things about Plymouth city centre.
STRAW Plymouth (Save the TRees of Armada Way)
This is eerily reminiscent of happenings in another proud city – with the burghers of Sheffield ordering the felling of mature trees: Sheffield tree felling protests – Wikipedia
The story can now be seen in a documentary: The Felling documentary: How a community fought to save their street trees and How ‘The Felling’ charts inside story of Sheffield trees scandal as new film released reveals how campaigners defied council chiefs – Andy Kershaw | Yorkshire Post
The ‘scandal’ started in 2012 and was ‘resolved’ in 2018, with the city winning an award last year: Sheffield wins Tree City of the World accolade – BBC News
However, the campaign goes on: STAG – Sheffield Tree Action Groups | Saving Sheffield’s street trees
As has the inquiry: Sheffield council ‘significantly hampered’ investigation it ordered into tree-felling scandal, says report – YorkshireLive and Sheffield Council failed to meet FOI targets as complaints mounted last year | The Star