27 Apr '18, 8am

Chris Packham visits Sheffield with tree experts as felling furore continues

Chris Packham, the BBC naturalist, visited Sheffield on Earth Day in the company of top urban tree consultants, Philip van Wassenaer from Canada and Jeremy Barrell, from Hampshire , to learn more about the situation and to offer support to campaigners. Read Paul Miles' original feature about the Sheffield tree fiasco .. Van Wassenaer said during his visit: “After looking at dozens of trees scheduled to be felled in many locations, I didn't see one that had a good arboricultural reason for removal. In Canada, the goal of Urban Forestry is to have large stature, full-canopied trees. Sheffield has just those trees but is now cutting them down. It's hard to fathom!” The latest issue of Resurgence & Ecologist magazine is out now ! Barrell travels extensively to international seminars to speak about arboriculture and heritage trees. He estimates that most of the mature street tr...

Full article: https://theecologist.org/2018/apr/27/chris-packham-visits...

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