Sunday Times investigation: 110,000 trees lost to council axemen

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.

Read on… https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/sunday-times-investigation-110-000-trees-lost-to-council-axemen-pjlkp6qkz

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One thought on “Sunday Times investigation: 110,000 trees lost to council axemen

  1. These figures do not include the vastly greater number of trees that have been removed to make way for private developments, whether commercial or residential. Perhaps it is time we had the total figures.

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