Removal of further trees from the Psychology site

As part of the original planning submission to demolish the Psychology building (approved on 10 April), we applied to remove nine trees in total.

Glass-walled building reflecting trees

Three were removed in May. We are removing six further trees on the 18th and 19th June ahead of demolishing the building - three Norway maples, a silver birch, a small cherry tree and a small European Ash.

Four of these trees are so close to the building that they will be damaged by demolition; two will impact on the removal of a retaining wall.

Ecologists last checked that the trees were clear of nesting birds on 5 June - Sheffield Tree Care, who we’ve appointed to do the felling, will also check prior to work starting on site.

All trees will be replaced with two, as per University policy. The landscaping plan for the new Northumberland Road building incorporates all 18 replacements on this site.

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