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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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Adelina Wood 10th Anniversary

We don’t think anyone could have asked for better weather to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Adelina Wood which took place this weekend. There was an excellent turnout of approx. 80 people who thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon with a fascinating historical talk by Frank Falle about Oak apple day and its link to Jersey, this […]

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New Project – Mourier Valley

Jersey Trees for Life will be planting a  new woodland in Le Mourier Valley this winter. In conjunction with the “Birds on the Edge” project to help restore Jersey’s coastal habitats, a mix of native trees and shrubs will form an extension to existing woodland in the valley on the cotils north-east and west of […]

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Thank You!

to Rawlinson & Hunter staff who volunteered their time last month to come up to the Forgotten Forest and clear some late summer vegetation. Your time and effort was very much appreciated. Thank you! The organisation was the launch sponsor of the Arboretum and continues to sponsor the Elm Trial Zone. To find out how to sponsor […]

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Jersey Bat Group Walk 11th May Val de la Mare

A great opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the environment whilst learning something new about local wildlife. Have you ever wondered what a bat sounds like? What they eat? Where they live? If they really are as blind as people say? If you answer yes to any of these questions, then the Jersey Bat Group […]

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Val de la Mare Reservoir Empty

Although the views of Val de la Mare are always stunning, and there have been times when the water level has been very low, it is a long time since anyone has seen the valley quite like this! Maintenance of the structure required the emptying of the dam during 2011 which gave us the rare […]

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