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 […]

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Birds On The Edge Update 2015

The team has been back to Mourier valley recently to evaluate any losses and also to complete the planting of 100 Sweet chestnuts that arrived finally after a brief embargo on imports. Having scoured both sides of the valley checking every plant, we were especially pleased to only count 26 losses, from a total count […]

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The Lieutenant Governor Plants rare Eucylyptus

Last wednesday (Dec 3rd) our patron H.E. The Lieutenant Governor General Sir John McColl KCB CBE DSO and his wife, Gene, kindly agreed to plant a rare Eucylyptus (Euclayptus Scoparia) in our Arboretum at Val de la Mare. Thankfully the weather was kind which enabled a good turnout of current members as well as the […]

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Forgotten Forest Update

Our Arboriculturist Conrad Evans reports… It has been a very busy summer and autumn! This year we have managed to find sponsors for all zones in the Val de la Mare Arboretum with the exception of the Conifer Zone; however we have a potential patron for the beginning of 2015. If any member is interested […]

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H.E. The Lieutenant Governer Visit to Val de la Mar

Our patron, H.E. The Lieutenant Governor, General Sir John McColl KCB, CBE, DSO. has kindly agreed to plant a tree in the Arboretum on Wednesday December 3rd. This planting will celebrate the addition of several rare tree species, including the Dorrigo White Gum and the Wallangarra White Gum which will be the only examples in Europe. The occasion coincides […]

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Going on holiday to England…….?

If so, you may wish to see if you’ll be heading near this collection of England’s finest trees www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-29739284

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Education activities take place at various locations

Last month we held educational activities in several locations. School groups from St Lawrence and Bel Royal visited the Val de la Mare Arboretum, a group from Trinity School asked us to work with them on a project looking at changes throughout the seasons at Adelina Wood and First Tower School asked us to carry […]

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JTFL in landmark tree maintenance

We’re proud to be working with the Parish of St Peter to carry out some ‘tlc’ on one of the landmark trees in the parish. The long admired plane tree near the newly installed monument to the historically famous ‘local boy’, Sir George de Carteret, is to receive a gentle crown raise. At the same […]

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KPMG volunteers join us on our Hedgerow Campaign.

We were most grateful this week to receive the enthusiastic support from the team at KPMG. Ten of them dutifully turned up to help sickle back undergrowth in St.Clements as part of our ongoing Hedgerow campaign. All of them got stuck in for the day exceeding expectations, resulting in a large swathe of hedgerow complete […]

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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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