Hello and Welcome

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 […]

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Historical Hedgerow Audit nears completion.

One of our long-serving members of staff, Don Jones has been re-visiting previously planted hedgerows, some going back over a decade, to audit for current condition, losses, encroachment from development etc. Although the survey is nearing completion, I can report on some of our successes and, in particular, the hedgerows that have blossomed from our […]

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Our latest AGM July 2018

Pictured is a photo from our annual walk as part of our AGM which, this year, took place at Les Creux. Everybody seemed to enjoy themselves walking around this very picturesque area.  There is a lot more there than people realise with lots of interesting facts, as our guide was only too pleased to tell […]

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Action for Wildlife donate £400!

Another equally environmentally aware group called Action for Wildlife have generously donated £400 to JTFL! This kind gift has meant we were able to purchase and install a much needed replacement workbench for our shed at Adelina Wood, as well as a new bill-hook and 2 x fuel tanks plus a bit leftover to go […]

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Dendrology Society visit- May 2018

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 […]

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Hedgerow Campaign 2017/18 exceeds target!

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, […]

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Investec join us again!

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. […]

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New squirrel rope bridge in St.Ouen!

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 […]

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Hedgerow Campaign 2018 update cont’d.

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 […]

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Gibraltar Rock planting project complete!

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 […]

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Anne St. tree losses Feb 2018 (Updated)

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 […]

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Volunteers join us for our Hedgerow Campaign!

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 […]

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