Reading the press and social media brings home the passion people have for their trees.

Sheffield residents are in an impossible situation. The contractor employed by the council has taken a hard nosed look at their tree management. Due to the length (and wording)  of the contract and disregard for local opinion, they are within theirrights to fell all mature trees.  

The residents are using all methods to try and bring normal tree management to their city. 

The contractors should be made to change their approach and value large trees, but how this can be achieved is beyond me.

One good thing will come out of this. No other council will ever create a contract like this and the protection of trees will be enhanced.