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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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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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Adelina Wood 2014

Adelina Wood celebrated it’s 10th Birthday in 2014

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Le Mourier Valley Project 2014 / 2015

Fern clearance and native tree replanting in conjunction with Birds on the Edge

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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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Solemn news on European forests

Europe’s forests have experienced increased disturbances throughout the 20th Century from wind, bark beetles and wildfires, a study has shown. A team of European-based scientists identified climatic changes as a “key driver behind this increase”. However, they added, how the expected continuation of climate change would affect Europe’s forests in the future remained unresolved. Read […]

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