The UK’s largest woodland conservation charity has refuted Sheffield Council’s claim that it is working with the authority on its highly-controversial tree-felling strategy.
The Woodland Trust has said while it met with council leaders over the issue in April, none of its suggestions have been taken up by the authority and a further attempt to make contact has met with “no response”.
Woodland Trust accused over destruction of Sheffield’s trees
The Woodland Trust has rejected a council’s claim that the charity has been working with officials on the destruction of thousands of mature trees.
The conservation group accused Sheffield city council of allowing the “unthinkable” felling of healthy trees lining its streets after the authority claimed it was consulting the trust on the controversial programme.
Michael Gove, the environment secretary, wrote this week to the Labour-run council urging it to abandon the tree-felling scheme, which he said would “damage our children’s rightful inheritance”.