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2016 Christmas Lunch

Our Christmas lunch is approaching. Members will be getting a copy of the menu with the newsletter that is going out as we speak but here are the details just in case. Thursday 1st December 2016 at 1 pm St Brelade’s Bay Hotel With guided members’ walk with Conrad Evans around Sir Winston Churchill Park […]

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Rubis Photo Competition 2016 Now Open

After last year’s great response we are delighted to be working with Rubis again on their annual calendar photograph competition. Trees we Love This year’s title is “Trees we Love” and the criteria is that the photograph must be of, or feature, a tree or trees that have special meaning to you. The photographs can contain […]

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Alder Collection Spring Clear

The boys have been very busy the last few days clearing the spring growth in the Alder Collection at St. Brelades. Not a lot is said about the collection, but it has been a JTfL project since 1990 when it was planted to study how well different varieties of Alder flourished in local conditions. For […]

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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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Chinese Zone at Val de la Mare Arboretum – Aerial Views

Part one in our experiment with drone filming to illustrate projects we are working on. This is the Chinese Zone at Val de la Mare, filmed on two occasions, one as we started and then later when some considerable amount of clearing work had been carried out. We’ll be filming again and hopefully end up […]

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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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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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Beech P-2014-1012 Grouville - After

Beech tree at development site P/2014/1012 Grouville

Complaint from Jersey Trees for Life concerning a beech tree at the development site P/2014/1012 Grouville Background There has been a long planning process concerning this site. In 2014 the Parish of Grouville considered the density to be too great, and there to be insufficient parking provision. This was mitigated by a reduction from 4 […]

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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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JEP Environmentalist Awards

Well we’ve made it as far as the nominations!

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