An investigation by The Sunday Times reveals huge numbers are lost — often because they are too expensive to maintain
More than 110,000 trees have been chopped down in three years by councils across the UK — equivalent to a sixth of the size of Sherwood Forest.
A Sunday Times investigation, using freedom of information (FoI) requests, has revealed that Sheffield — where the council has caused uproar by felling about 10% of its street tree population — is only the third-most prolific city at felling. It is exceeded by Newcastle, where 8,414 trees have been felled, and Edinburgh, with 4,435. The figure for Sheffield is 3,529.