‘Extremely Rare’ Elm Tree Finds Support From Sheffield Protestors Against Felling

First of all, you should first understand what tree felling is and what it is all about. Tree felling is the term used to describe the process of cutting down trees. This task is considered as a dangerous task because it can result in serious injuries or even death to the people involved in the felling. Luckily, a lot of people realize this danger and would mostly call on professionals to cut down trees which is a very wise decision because aside from the danger, tree felling would require a lot of planning and work. You would have to prepare for the felling and calculate or anticipate the direction from which the tree will fall. When a tree is cut down, it is important that when it falls, there shouldn’t be anything in its path and must not come into contact with anything.

There are many ways one can cut down a tree but all of them are best performed by a professional. Arborists or tree surgeons like those of Ark Tree Work are the ones who are responsible for tree felling. They are the ones who are fully equipped to organize and conduct such a task. Chainsaws are the primary tool used to cut down trees.

There are many reasons why trees need to be cut down, especially if home safety is being threatened. However, trees cut down outside the home are widely frowned upon. One of the latest issues regarding tree felling is with an elm tree in Sheffield. This ‘extremely rare’ elm tree has been scheduled to be cut down but numerous citizens have raised their opposition against it. In fact, about a hundred people have recently turned out to protest against the plan. These campaigners have rallied at the junction of Chelsea Road and Union Road in Nether Edge around 10 am yesterday to raise their opposition.

According to the organizer, the turnout had been very positive seeing as they had only planned it two days before. The elm tree is about 150-200 years old and there are only a few elms left in the UK that are about this age. Organizer Paul Selby said that in the 70s, around 20 million elm trees died in the UK due to Dutch Elm Disease and right now, there are only about 1000 elm trees of this age that remain.

He also shared how the elm is home to a colony of the rare White Letter Hairstreak butterfly which makes it even more important. According to him, there are other ways to modify the pavement without having to cut the tree down.