We are very pleased to be able to introduce a grant fund to help support environmental projects which ...
The boys have been very busy the last few days clearing the spring growth in the Alder Collection ...
Tree Planting season is usually during the cold months when trees are dormant.
At Val de la Mare reservoir in St. Ouens, Jersey
Hello and 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 […]
Visit of the International Dendrology Society Thursday 17th to Sunday 20th May 2018 A group of 19 members travelled from places in Britain as far apart as Perthshire, Taunton and Llanelli. Two couples from even further afield also attended, coming from New Zealand and Boston (USA). Local members also joined the party from time […]
Over 8,000 trees and hedging whips planted! Our resident Arboriculturist Conrad Evans reports ‘This winter has proved to have been the fourth wettest but mildest, according to the met office statistics, with February having been the coldest for many years! However due to a great effort from JTFL staff, ably helped by two temporary employees, […]
The team from Investec came out in force to help us plant another section of hedgerow in conjunction with our work with the Birds On The Edge project. Having marked out the area with bamboo canes previously, the crew set about digging holes in preparation for the various natives species of hedging to be planted. […]
A new rope bridge has been constructed across Route de Marais (Hydrangea Avenue) in St.Ouen allowing safer access for the local squirrel population. The project was initiated by local farmer Peter Houguez who became concerned about the number of dead squirrels he was finding on the road. After researching various avenues, funding was realised through […]
Our 2018 Hedgerow Campaign has been proceeding extremely well despite the winter weather and, having recruited a couple of seasonal workers plus the successful extra help from the Conservation volunteers, I can report that we have exceeded the 5,000 mark and still have another month or so to go! Our campaign this year has been […]
Having successfully covered the necessary area with a suitable layer of topsoil previously, we were able, finally after the winter rain subsided, to plant a mixture of native hedging along the inside of the fencing. The current fence has previously been the subject of public dissatisfaction as it was deemed not in keeping with the […]
We’ve recently been informed about a number of trees removed from the current development site in Anne St by Andium Homes. One of the trees destroyed was a 15m Tulip tree approx 20-25 years old and all the trees were surveyed less than six months ago as part of the JTfL Town Tree Survey. It’s […]
Sunday 11th Febuary and time for the annual Jersey Conservation volunteers to join us on our Hedgerow Campaign. It has to be said that we were very impressed by the turnout of approx 40 people, including a mini-busload of foreign exchange students courtesy of Durrell Conservation. The weather that day was, shall we say, less […]
We’ve been making good progress on our Hedgerow Campaign so far in St.Peter/St.Brelade. Consent was granted and we’ve been busy planting approx 1000 trees re-instating former hedgerows and creating wildlife corridors to connect with last years planting. There is still some way to go but we’re confident that, with help from volunteers, and some extra […]
We’ve been successful with our application to plant up an area on the west side of Gibraltar Rock at St.Catherines which is currently fenced off. Ports of Jersey recently removed some temporary safety barriers on site and, after consultation with our Tree expert Conrad Evans, decided a natural barrier of various native plant species was […]
Here we go again, the annual cycle of planting! For the next 4-5 months we’ll be out and about planting as many trees and hedgerows as possible, until april 2018. This winter we’ve brought in ready approx. 7,500 trees and hedgerow whips, all native, and are hoping to have them all in their new homes […]