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Welcoming the Introduction of Operation Arborcide!

Controversy over Operation Arborcide.

Controversy over Operation Arborcide.

We have all seen how trees can strike at any time and any place without warning. The threat from trees is real and serious. So it is good to see South Yorkshire Police being deadly serious about protecting the people of Sheffield from the arboreal menace.

In the early hours of today, a dozen police officers demonstrated a range of tactics to protect the public, including arresting elderly residents who ‘peacefully’ protested the essential work to keep us safe from these deadly trees.

While there was the inevitable hand-wringing from Liberal politicians and pop stars, most right-minded people know that the overriding priority of the police is to keep the public safe from all manner of threats from these marauding trees. It’s good to know that, even in these tough economic times, the police have such substantial resources and a range of tactics that they can call on to protect us.

Assistant spokesman for South Yorkshire Counter Tree Policing, said: “All of our officers are playing their part and working closely with all of our communities to prevent the possibility of healthy urban trees being retained within the Sheffield City Region.

We continue to urge the public to remain vigilant and aware and to report any suspicious behaviour which may be tree-related to police.”

Article on "tree protesters greeted by 'Anti-Terror' operation".

Article on “tree protesters greeted by ‘Anti-Terror’ operation”.

I'm a Chartered Arboriculturist at AWA Tree Consultants Ltd. As well as detailing our recent tree survey and arboricultural consultant work, this blog includes wide ranging arboricultural musings, including tree facts, opinion and anecdotes on trees in human culture.

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