City branching out to highlight its trees

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Sheffield has a reputation as a green city - and now an appeal is being made to highlight its trees.

A list of the ‘significant trees of Sheffield’ is to be compiled by the council’s trees, woodlands and countryside team.

It could be because of their size, age, rarity or because something important happened around them or somebody special planted it.

It could also be a favourite tree on the basis that it was the first tree somebody climbed or planted or where they proposed, for example.

“We’d like to ask the public to get involved and send us in their pictures of their ‘significant trees’ and the stories behind them,” said a spokesperson.

Ideas are being sought in advance of National Tree Week, which runs from November 23 to December 1.

Eventually it is hoped to design a Sheffield Tree Trail.

Meersbrook Tree Day is being held in Meersbrook Park on Friday, November 1 from 10.30am to 3.30pm when activities will include tree climbing demonstrations and tree planting.

A Facebook page is called Sheffield’s significant trees. The trees and woodland team is on 2736701.