Welcome

Welcome to Jersey Trees for Life.

Formerly Jersey Men of the Trees, we are a registered charity in Jersey providing protection, care, and education for and about trees on our island. We provide educational services to schools and organisations, plan and manage environmental care schemes including volunteer work, and provide expert advice on trees and hedges and their associated environments to the wider public.

We currently have three active projects; The Forgotten Forest, The Hedgerow Campaign, and Adelina Wood. The Forgotten Forest and The Hedgerow Campaign are both active and ongoing, whilst Adelina Wood is complete in so far as it is planted up and we have a new young wood growing quietly in St. John.

On these pages we will provide updates on all of our projects and activities, as well as maintain latest news and information on the state of our arboricultural environment. We will also post updates on our Facebook page so feel free to keep an out there too.

If you have questions, concerns, or would like to join or support us, please do get in touch – our trees need all the support they can get.

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Family and Community Walks Announced

We’re running two walks for members, friends and supporters this autumn. The first, at 1030 on Sunday 12th October, will be a tour of the Forgotten Forest at Val de la Mare. Hopefully the ‘autumn fall’ colours will be a wonderful sight, particularly in the American zones. Walkers will meet in the upper car park […]

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Val de la Mar ZONE NEWS UPDATE – August 2014

All Zones • A final cut / mow is to be made of the entire arboretum. • The verification of the specimens is ongoing zone by zone. When sufficient trees have been identified individual tree labels will be commissioned thanks to sponsorship by Jersey Electricity and the relationship with Le Rocquier School. • The current […]

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Solemn news on European forests

Europe’s forests have experienced increased disturbances throughout the 20th Century from wind, bark beetles and wildfires, a study has shown. A team of European-based scientists identified climatic changes as a “key driver behind this increase”. However, they added, how the expected continuation of climate change would affect Europe’s forests in the future remained unresolved. Read […]

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Birds On The Edge Project Update August 2014

Our hardy team has been back to Mourier Valley with their strimmers intent on taming the abundance of bracken that could threaten the successful future growth of the approx. 1000 tree whips and hedglings planted earlier this year. The steep-sided valley has been quite challenging throughout the planting project and strimming has been just as […]

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Adelina Wood 10th Anniversary

We don’t think anyone could have asked for better weather to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Adelina Wood which took place this weekend. There was an excellent turnout of approx. 80 people who thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon with a fascinating historical talk by Frank Falle about Oak apple day and its link to Jersey, this […]

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JTFL collaborates with Birds on the Edge to plant in Le Mourier Valley

We’re delighted to announce that we have been involved in planting which will have a beneficial effect on the Island’s bird population in years to come. Conrad Evan’s our Arboricultural Officer had explained: “To provide as much as possible in the way of nectar, fruit and habitat to the north coast birds & mammals 1,200 […]

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Summer 2014 latest education news

In the last few weeks Jersey Trees for Life’s Education Officer has carried out workshops for several Island schools: Trinity, Bel Royal and St Lawrence. The sessions were at various locations including Bel Royal School, Jersey Trees for Life’s community woodland Adelina Wood and the charity’s major project, the Forgotten Forest at Val de la […]

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The Forest Man – An inspiration

Take 16 minutes out and enjoy this uplifting story about one man’s efforts – The Forest Man        

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