Read Sheffield Council's secret contract policy for felling trees in full

The contract to remove thousands of trees in Sheffield has been the source of considerable controversy.
The contract to remove thousands of trees in Sheffield has been the source of considerable controversy.
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Sheffield Council's long secret contractual policy for the felling of thousands of trees in the city has been made public for the first time today.

Read in full the details of the policy, which has been used to guide the removal of thousands of trees and their replacement with saplings as part of a £2.2bn highways maintenance contract with a company called Amey which began in 2012.