Work near Arthur Willis Environment Centre

Our tree contractors are continuing to conduct scrub clearance in the wood behind the Arthur Willis Environment Centre. This involves clearing brambles and removing ivy to ensure the long-term benefits of conservation in this area.

They will also be maintaining and removing some trees that pose a hazard to other trees, property or people in the area. 

  • Two dead Elm trees located to the East Boundary wall top end towards Crookes Road (infected with Dutch Elm Disease)
  • 5 Heavily suppressed Sycamores located within a group of sycamores around 12 in total. This is to allow the better specimens within the group to mature.
  • The heavy reduction of the large Ivy covered Ash tree in the centre of the woodland to retain the stem for wildlife. This is due to partial windthrow.

Once this work is completed, our plans are to plant 50 – 70 trees as part of the woodland management programme and rejuvenation of the area. This will be of native woodland species to increase the biodiversity of the woodland. A full woodland management plan will be drawn up early this year. 

171 Northumberland Road

We will be removing part of a conifer located in the garden of 171 Northumberland Road due the tree causing structural damage to the building. 

Site preparation for Social Sciences Building

Sheffield Tree Care will be on site from Thursday 28 February to remove the last of the brambles and scrub before nesting season begins. However, we will be leaving an area of screening along the boundary with Marlborough Road to encourage wildlife in this area.