For a really ignorant way a city council has handled its trees, one need look no further than Sheffield:
Radio 4’s afternoon play took us to the heart of the tragedy:
Chestnuts on A roads, sycamores down alleys, rowans on roundabouts, and avenues of lime. Why do people care so much about urban trees? Perhaps they want to save the trees because the trees save them?
Frances Byrnes’ docu-drama, narrated by Robert Glenister, weaves the voices of Sheffield’s tree campaigners into a dark contemporary fairytale.
The poem Heartwood, a charm-against-harm, was written for Sheffield’s trees by Robert MacFarlane.
Apparently the trees are ‘getting in the way’:
New trees have been planted: – and the council are asking ‘locals’ to water them:
Finally, this is what the Sheffield Tree Action Groups have to say about this: