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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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Rawlinson & Hunter help maintain The Forgotten Forest

The Elm Trial Zone at the Forgotten Forest looks well cared for at the moment. Recently the zone’s sponsors (launch sponsors for the whole project), Rawlinson & Hunter, organised a group consisting of staff, family and friends to carry out maintenance tasks within the zone. A representative from JTFL commented: “It’s fabulous to see the […]

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Links with Probation and After-Care maintained and welcomed.

Adelina Wood recently received some tender loving care as summer started to draw to a close. The Probation and After Care service, with which Jersey Trees for Life has had a long and productive partnership, deployed a team to assist in the strimming of areas around the 100+ trees in the woodland. During the summer, […]

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Le Rocquier School plans tree planting.

Our Arboricultural Officer Conrad Evans was recently helping a Le Rocquier School member of staff with ideas about how best to plan a tree planting scheme. This knowledge was going to be taken back into the classroom and used with some students to plan some tree planting. It’s great to see such practical knowledge, which […]

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Radisson Blu staff help to maintain newly planted hedgerows

The Association is delighted that staff from the hotel on Jersey’s waterfront continue to offer valuable help and support to care for the Island’s environment. Towards the end of summer, 9 of the hotel’s staff joined our team to clear the young tree and hedging whips from bracken and other weeds to maximise their chances […]

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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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