Author Archive | Gerard Farnham

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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 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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Bailiff announced joint patron

The Bailiff, Mr. William Bailhache, a keen supporter of our hedgerow campaign, has very kindly accepted our invitation to become joint patron of Jersey Trees for Life.

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JEP Pride of Jersey Environmentalist of the year

The JEP’s “Pride of Jersey” awards are upon us and we are hoping for a mention in the “Environmentalists of the Year” category for our work on the hedgerow campaign which has such an effect on so many aspects of the environment – so if you are participating this year, and want to support us […]

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Tree Protection

A subject that we feel needs to be addressed is that of tree protection in the law. Currently the law in Jersey relating to tree protection is quite inadequate and the resource and motivation to uphold what is in place is lacking. We shall be lobbying for improvements to these and working towards a greater […]

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Mourier Valley Planting (in numbers)

2013 / 2014 Planting: 725 trees planted: Common Oak: 350 Sweet Chestnut: 250 Wild Cherry: 100 Scots Pine: 25 Under storey – total 475 planted: Hawthorn: 225 Hazel: 100 Elder:25 Rowan:25 Crab Apple:25 Dog Rose:50 Common Sallow:25 In total 1,200 items planted.

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