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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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Forgotten Forest Zone Updates

A total of 44 rare and endangered trees has been planted in order to restock the Arboretum. The Lieutenant-Governor planted the first tree in December 2014 in the Australasian Zone. The other trees planted this Spring were supplied by a Eucalyptus specialist John Purse, the Royal Botanical Gardens Edinburgh & Bedgebury Pinetum in Kent. Two […]

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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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Arboretum to be candlelit for Adopt a Tree Launch

We’re delighted to announce that on Saturday 28th March JE CEO Chris Ambler will be planting the last tree of the winter planting at the Arboretum at approximately 5.30pm. We’ll also be launching the new Adopt a Tree scheme. Come along, celebrate the end of winter and join us for a glass of mulled wine […]

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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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