forestry – towards a green & healthy Burngreave
you like to be involved in a project that will benefit the community
for the next 200 years and more?
Community Forestry Project intends to plant trees across the New
Deal area and beyond over the next three years, on council land
and, subject to consent, private property, including individual
gardens. It will also include projects which aim to improve health
and celebrate cultural diversity. It’s a wonderful opportunity
for anyone who wants to get involved, to make a real and permanent
change for the better to our community, the local economy, the environment
and the landscape.
Trees are a vital part of our life support system. For example,
a single mature tree will produce enough oxygen for 10 people to
live. Five mature trees can help offset the harmful emissions of
a single car. Six trees are required to counterbalance the amount
of paper discarded by the average family of four every year. Yes,
we need more trees!
can you get involved?
It is hoped
that local residents, schools and community groups will be at the
heart of the project - involved in all the different elements, at
all levels, from planning and decision making through to implementation,
actually planting and tending the trees in partnership with the
For more info
Richard Gill, Community Tree Officer, Sheffield City Council, Parks,
Woodlands & Countryside, Meersbrook Park, Brook Road, Sheffield
Forestry project is part of the New Deal Green Environment project,
now fully approved.The Messenger will bring new of the many projects
to improve Burngreave’s green spaces in our next issue.