Sheffield – And Now The Good News!

Before, during and after views of the situation that faced, and still is facing the people and the council of Sheffield, after the felling of five and a half thousand trees from 2017. 
Featuring:-

  • Christine King – STAG – on the Street Tree Partnership – website features the timeline of events that took place.
  • Darren Butt – Sheffield Street Tree Strategist – Treeconomics website for data
  • Catharine Nuttgens – Community Forest Manager, Sheffield City Council
  • Sarah Shorley – Urban Projects officer at the Woodland Trust – Sheffield Street Tree Partnership
  • Anna from Kids Plant Trees and her children – they have worked on a variety of tree planting projects in the city.

View on Sheffield – Sarah Shorley – The Woodland Trust

Sarah Shorley is the Urban Projects Officer for the Woodland Trust, and in this soundbite she delivers her dream scenario for Sheffield in the wake of the tree removals which is discussed in the full episode out this friday May 28th.

Inspired by community activism for trees in her home city of Sheffield, Sarah joined the Woodland Trust in 2018 to lead the Tree Charter community mobilisation programme.    Sarah’s passion for mobilising people, working in partnership and driving policy change, led her to join the Trust's urban team in January 2020 where her remit involves working to bring together multiple stakeholders from within local communities and council departments to secure the protection, creation and establishment of urban woods and trees. 

Sheffield – A Nature Emergency- Soundbite

Anna Parkin talks here about the nature recovery plan in collaboration with  Sheffield Green Parents and Kids Plant Trees have been joined by Rotherham Wildlife Trust, Sheffield Greenpeace, Sheffield Climate Alliance, The Diocese of Sheffield, Sheffield Friends of the Earth and more to declare a Nature Emergency for Sheffield.
Get involved on your social media and support this by putting posters in your windows saying that you declare a nature emergency for Sheffield, on Friday, 21st May!  Check the opening page at Wild Sheffield.com to add your e-mail and name for more details. Soundbite here – full episode Friday 28th May with multiple interviews about Sheffield – And Now The Good News!

Women In Arb – The Special!

It all happens in a virtual coffee shop. 

Michelle Ryan, Chair of the Arboricultural Association, has created a Women in Arb group, and for this episode, Sharon has joined her and a group of ladies in the profession to discuss everything from a woman's point of view.

If you're looking to get into this profession, this is a fascinating insight from people who do it, and some great views about what is happening in the industry from a female perspective, including interviews with Lesley Adams, Claire Harbinson, Georgi Ennis, Michelle Ryan herself, Stella Bolam and Theri Riechlin, with contributions from Sophie Chappell of the Arboricultural Association, Sarah Maddox (Bartlett UK), Bettina Broadway-Mann, Sara Noons, (Gloucestershire Council), Jane Conway, Laura Gardener and Sheila Bishop.