Council axe poised over Sheffield’s favourite tree, the Huntingdon Elm

A 120-year-old rare tree in South Yorkshire that came second in the Tree of the Year competition is to be felled.

Sheffield city council has decided that the Huntingdon Elm tree in the Nether Edge area will be chopped down.

Campaigners, wildlife organisations and residents have been fighting to save the tree, which is known to support the threatened white-letter hairstreak butterfly, since 2014.

Read on… https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/council-axe-poised-over-sheffield-s-favourite-tree-the-huntingdon-elm-l5xjkbz08

See also: End tree protests or face prison and damages – Sheffield Council’s warning to campaigners

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2 Responses to Council axe poised over Sheffield’s favourite tree, the Huntingdon Elm

  1. pleasant says:

    Has there ever been a local authority so obsessed with destroying the city it governs?

  2. poetmorgan says:

    Yes, quite a few!

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