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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 […]

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College Gardens tree felled

In answer to concerns about trees felled at former Girl’s College site we have made enquiries and can confirm the following: The Black Poplars were felled some 3 years ago as they had declined in health & vigour & were then considered a liability due to branch drop. Their removal allowed the horse chestnut to […]

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Birds On The Edge St.Ouens pond (phase one)

As part of the ongoing Birds On The Edge project and in conjunction with one of our core aims to restore and protect Jersey’s hedgerows for the benefit of the Islands’ biodiversity, we have been planting new hedgerows near St.Ouens pond. This particular project, commisioned by the National Trust, will be undertaken in phases, this […]

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Bellozanne Valley Compensation Planting

The States of Jersey Infrastructure Department (formerly TTS) is having to remove a certain amount of trees and woodland in Bellozanne Valley in order to accommodate an increase in the size of the sewage treatment plant. To replace or mitigate the number and volume of trees that have been lost two major planting schemes have […]

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EASTER MONDAY CHILDREN’S SCAVENGER HUNT

Jersey Trees for Life is planning to help local children learn about some of Jersey’s special trees in the Forgotten Forest Arboretum at Val de la Mare on Easter Monday. All children who take part will be offered a special seasonal treat- a Crème Egg! All families who take part will receive a ‘Trees in […]

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Xylella fastidiosa warning from Department of Environment

A transport and import warning has been shared by Jersey department of environment regarding Xylella fastidiosa, a bacterial pathogen found in parts of Italy and France causing wilts, diebacks, stunts and leaf shorts on a growing number of tree species. Whilst not present in the UK or Channel Islands, greater vigilance and consideration is required […]

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Autumn Newsletter Published

Our Autumn 2015 newsletter has now been published and sent to members. Read it here: Autumn 2015 – No. 52

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Get snappy!

Jersey Trees for Life is delighted to confirm full prize details and rules for the photographic competition being run with Guernsey Men of the Trees and supporters RUBiS. RUBiS.TreesforLife. Photographic Rules Closing date for entries is September 20th. Please register by sending an email to education@jerseytreesforlife.org

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Forgotten forest activity update

“JTFL was recently pleased to supervise a group of 15 Scouts from the 6th Manton Pack who gave up 2 hours of their time to work in the woods. They performed a number of very useful environmental tasks such as weeded out seedling sycamore trees, heading back hog weed seed head to prevent them spreading […]

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Val de le Mare Arboretum Plant Survey

By Anne Haden The arboretum is a new woodland and therefore does not contain many ancient woodland plant species.  Ruscus aculeatus  Butchers-broom  however is present, a  good indicator of a healthy woodland.  Spring flowering bulbs Hyacinthoides non-scripta Bluebell and Galanthus nivalis Snowdrop will hopefully increase as more undergrowth clearance takes place.  The area near the […]

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