Monday, 20 February 2017

Habitats Update - February 2017

Smithy Wood
David wasn't at this month's meeting so there is no update.

Sheffield Trees Action Group (STAG)
Richard used Beatrice’s presentation at the tree action group conference. The Woodland Trust attended and they are taking an interest in “urban.trees”. Their  “Tree Charter” is worth signposting - see the link here. They could also raise profile of Smithy Wood campaign which is already on their website,

New street lighting will also potentially cause problems for trees as well as wildlife (research briefing shared at meeting by David G, Solar Active) but evidence consistently ignored. Future opportunities may include “Wilder Visions” programme and UKECONET. For more details about LED street lighting contact

  1. Aaron to report back at next meeting: on “Wilder Visions” international programme/UKECONET led by SHU researcher Prof Ian Rotherham.