October 21, 2017

  • Campaigner

    Sheffield campaigner climbs 150-year-old Vernon Oak in protest

    An activist scaled a 150-year-old oak tree in Sheffield in a bid to prevent it from being felled as part of the city council’s controversial Streets Ahead programme. Residents gathered in the street where the Vernon Oak is sited today in the hope of stopping the council from tearing it down. TV presenter Vernon Kay is among campaigners who have appealed to Sheffield City Council to re-think pavement resurfacing plans on Vernon Road and save the much-loved oak. In a video appeal, he said: “Sheffield Council, come on. It’s only a pavement – I’m sure you’ve got a few quid…

  • Leamington

    Charlecote Park’s historic tree-lined avenue to return in Leamington

    An historic tree-lined avenue is set to be restored at Charlecote Park. The National Trust, which cares for the 16th century country house and surrounding park, plans to carry out the project over the next five years. When completed it will re-create the approach to the house which visitors used to enjoy for 400 years but which has been missing for over half a century. In addition, important outbuildings telling stories of hardworking household staff from the turn of the century will be opened up for visitors to explore. The work has been made possible by the purchase of an…

  • Exclusion

    Masked protesters in Sheffield sat inside exclusion zones

    Two masked tree protesters have been captured on camera flouting a High Court order in Sheffield. The long-running Sheffield felling saga took another twist this week after two people with covered faces entered ‘exclusion zones’ around trees set for the chop. The ‘exclusion zones’ are protected by a High Court injunction and is aimed to stop protesters obstructing council workers. Council bosses called the move ‘disappointing and unacceptable’ and are set to press forward with ‘further court action and potential imprisonment’. The picture is understood to have been taken from Meersbrook Park Road. Green councillor Alison Teal and Calvin Payne…

  • Mallorca

    One million almond trees in Mallorca hit with Xylella fastidiosa bacterium

    At least one million almond trees have been infected with a deadly tree disease. A devastating report from scientist Eduardo Moralejo estimates that 150,000 Mallorcan almond trees have died in the past decade alone from the Xylella fastidiosa bacterium. His “conservative projection” is that between 800,000 and 950,000 trees are currently infected with the pathogen. Moralejo was a voice in the wilderness when he first sounded the alarm over Xylella fastidiosa back in 2010. Today the threat posed by the disease to Mallorca’s agricultural sector is common knowledge. But while olive farmers rejoiced at the EU’s decision not to cull…

  • Peterborough

    100,000th tree planted by Peterborough Environment City Trust

    A Peterborough charity has branched out successfully after planting its 100,000th tree in the city. Peterborough Environment City Trust (PECT) hit the milestone for its Forest for Peterborough project on Saturday and marked it with a ceremony at Central Park, where the landmark tree was planted near to the sunken garden. PECT’s CEO Carly Leonard said: “We are so grateful for the support of all the volunteers, individuals and organisations who have dedicated time and enthusiasm towards making this project possible. “Together we are working to transform the city’s landscape and forming a vital network of wildlife corridors and green…

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Campaigner

Sheffield campaigner climbs 150-year-old Vernon Oak in protest

Oct 21, 2017

An activist scaled a 150-year-old oak tree in Sheffield in a bid to prevent it from being felled as part of the city council’s controversial Streets Ahead programme. Residents gathered in the street where the Vernon Oak is sited today in the hope of stopping the council from tearing it down. TV presenter Vernon Kay is among campaigners who have appealed to Sheffield City Council to re-think pavement resurfacing plans on Vernon Road and save the much-loved oak. In a video appeal, he said: “Sheffield Council, come on. It’s only a pavement – I’m sure you’ve got a few quid…

Exclusion

Masked protesters in Sheffield sat inside exclusion zones

Oct 19, 2017

Two masked tree protesters have been captured on camera flouting a High Court order in Sheffield. The long-running Sheffield felling saga took another twist this week after two people with covered faces entered ‘exclusion zones’ around trees set for the chop. The ‘exclusion zones’ are protected by a High Court injunction and is aimed to stop protesters obstructing council workers. Council bosses called the move ‘disappointing and unacceptable’ and are set to press forward with ‘further court action and potential imprisonment’. The picture is understood to have been taken from Meersbrook Park Road. Green councillor Alison Teal and Calvin Payne…

Mallorca

One million almond trees in Mallorca hit with Xylella fastidiosa bacterium

Oct 18, 2017

At least one million almond trees have been infected with a deadly tree disease. A devastating report from scientist Eduardo Moralejo estimates that 150,000 Mallorcan almond trees have died in the past decade alone from the Xylella fastidiosa bacterium. His “conservative projection” is that between 800,000 and 950,000 trees are currently infected with the pathogen. Moralejo was a voice in the wilderness when he first sounded the alarm over Xylella fastidiosa back in 2010. Today the threat posed by the disease to Mallorca’s agricultural sector is common knowledge. But while olive farmers rejoiced at the EU’s decision not to cull…

Peterborough

100,000th tree planted by Peterborough Environment City Trust

Oct 17, 2017

A Peterborough charity has branched out successfully after planting its 100,000th tree in the city. Peterborough Environment City Trust (PECT) hit the milestone for its Forest for Peterborough project on Saturday and marked it with a ceremony at Central Park, where the landmark tree was planted near to the sunken garden. PECT’s CEO Carly Leonard said: “We are so grateful for the support of all the volunteers, individuals and organisations who have dedicated time and enthusiasm towards making this project possible. “Together we are working to transform the city’s landscape and forming a vital network of wildlife corridors and green…

Vernon

Vernon Kay supports Sheffield tree in Twitter video

Oct 17, 2017

TV presenter Vernon Kay has thrown his weight behind a campaign to save a Sheffield tree up for the axe, with video released on his Twitter.  The Bolton-born star, more commonly known for his work on All Star Family Fortunes and T4, has denounced Sheffield Council in its bid to chop down the Vernon Oak on Vernon Road in Dore. The tree is just one of many earmarked in the long-running felling saga between Sheffield Council, contractor Amey and campaigners who are fighting to save it. The Vernon Oak was nominated for the Sheffield Tree of the Year 2017. The…

Heritage

Campaigners urge for St Aubin’s Bay tree-lined avenue to rival Cannes

Oct 16, 2017

Members of Save Jersey’s Heritage, who teamed up with the JEP earlier this year to launch the Our Island: Keep Jersey Special campaign to improve public spaces, say that the 30th anniversary of the Great Storm is an opportunity to think about trees. During the storm on 16 October 1987 a huge number of tress were lost. The JEP campaign has focused on a number of ways in which the look and feel of the Island could be improved, including through the removal of unnecessary signs and bins and better planting. Former States Deputy and a founding member of SJH…