Author Archive | Robin H

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Anne St. Loss Feb 2018

We’ve recently been informed about a number of trees removed from the current development site in Anne St by Andium Homes. One of the trees destroyed was a 15m Tulip tree approx 20-25 years old and all the trees were surveyed less than six months ago as part of the Town Tree Survey. It’s always […]

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Volunteers join us for our Hedgerow Campaign!

Sunday 11th Febuary and time for the annual Environment Dept volunteers to join us on our Hedgerow Campaign. It has to be said that we were very impressed by the turnout of approx 40 people, including a mini-busload of foreign exchange students courtesy of Durrell Conservation. The weather that day was, shall we say, less […]

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Planting Update Jan 2018

We’ve been making good progress on our Hedgerow Campaign so far in St.Peter/St.Brelade. Consent was granted and we’ve been busy planting approx 1000 trees re-instating former hedgerows and creating wildlife corridors to connect with last years planting. There is still some way to go but we’re confident that, with help from volunteers, and some extra […]

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New Planting Project at Gibraltar Rock

We’ve been successful with our application to plant up an area on the west side of Gibraltar Rock at St.Catherines which is currently fenced off. Ports of Jersey recently removed some temporary safety barriers on site and, after consultation with our Tree expert Conrad Evans, decided a natural barrier of various native plant species was […]

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Planting Season 2017/18 has begun!

Here we go again, the annual cycle of planting! For the next 4-5 months we’ll be out and about planting as many trees and hedgerows as possible, until april 2018. This winter we’ve brought in ready approx. 7,500 trees and hedgerow whips, all native, and are hoping to have them all in their new homes […]

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Jersey Ring Road Tree Survey

Tree Survey update..

Phase one of the Tree Survey is now complete! All public trees situated along and inside the ring road of St.Helier have now been surveyed, a total of 745! Tallest tree(s): Poplar Aspen (Populas tremula) 26 metres- located in the grounds of Springfield Stadium. Widest tree (trunk): London Plane (Platinus x Hispanica) 1.3m- located in […]

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HSBC Volunteers help out!

We were recently joined by an enthusiastic team of volunteers from HSBC (expats team) who very kindly helped us with one of our ongoing projects at our Arboretum at Val de la Mare. The team of twelve were escorted to our newly created Chinese Zone where they undertook a varied list of important tasks; Weeding […]

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Jersey Ring Road Tree Survey

Tree Survey has begun!

More than 500 town trees have been recorded in the town street survey – the first of its kind in Jersey! Jersey Trees for Life volunteers have counted between 500-700 trees on public streets within the ring road of St Helier and St Saviour over the past three months. Weekly recordings using the Collector App […]

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Natwest help out Oct 2017

We were joined by a hardy group of volunteers from Natwest recently at our Arboretum in St.Peter. Eleven people made it to Val de la Mare and, after the customary safety brief plus an outline of the days work ahead, set about the first of the many tasks required. The group coped well with the […]

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Investec team join us again!

Once again we were joined by the fantastic team at Investec for two days last week to help with various woodland management jobs at both Hazels Wood and our Arboretum at Val de la Mare. The first day, at Hazels Wood (near the old shell garden), was spent removing all the old tree shelters from […]

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Santander Volunteers return to lend a hand

Another team of keen volunteers from Santander joined us last week to help with some much needed ongoing maintenance work at our Arboretum in Val de la Mare. The team set about clearing brushwood whilst forming Eco-piles which make excellent wildlife habitats. After clearing several sites they moved on to our work shed, giving it […]

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