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Planting Season 2016/17 begins…

Planting season is upon us, every winter we try to plant as many new hedgerows and trees as possible. So far we have planted nearly a thousand native species in areas in St.Peter and Grouville with much more to come! We’ve also had some volunteer help from Les Amis and the alternative curriculum people, if […]

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Environment Dept. Volunteers Day Planting Dec 2016

The annual volunteer day organised by Julia from the Environment Dept. took place last weekend to help plant 4 x hedgerows as part of our ongoing Hedgerow Campaign. Despite the sudden onset of mist, around 20 volunteers turned up, spades in hand. After a thorough briefing and demo from our resident arboriculturist Conrad Evans, they […]

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Investec Volunteers Oct ’16

As one of our much needed sponsors for the next three years, the team from Investec returned for two days of sickling, snedding and eco-piling. Day one started near St.Ouens pond where we recently planted 620 various native hedgerow species as part of the Birds On The Edge project, the team set a cracking pace […]

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KPMG Volunteers make a difference.

As part of KPMG’s annual ‘make a difference day’, we were pleased to be chosen as one of this years recipients! A total of thirteen enthusiastic volunteers turned up on a fine summers day to help with our ongoing Hedgerow Campaign. Our mission was to sickle back all the overgrown invasive weeds which were smothering […]

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Investec Volunteers lend a hand

We were very fortunate recently to be joined by the team from Investec who are very kindly helping to sponsor us for the next 3 years. Our aim on day 1 was to sickle back undergrowth on a new hedge, planted in april as part of the Birds on the edge project. We didn’t expect […]

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Birds On The Edge St.Ouens pond (phase one)

As part of the ongoing Birds On The Edge project and in conjunction with one of our core aims to restore and protect Jersey’s hedgerows for the benefit of the Islands’ biodiversity, we have been planting new hedgerows near St.Ouens pond. This particular project, commisioned by the National Trust, will be undertaken in phases, this […]

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Forgotten forest activity update

“JTFL was recently pleased to supervise a group of 15 Scouts from the 6th Manton Pack who gave up 2 hours of their time to work in the woods. They performed a number of very useful environmental tasks such as weeded out seedling sycamore trees, heading back hog weed seed head to prevent them spreading […]

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Normans join our Hedgerow Campaign

Normans presented Jersey Trees for Life with a cheque for £1,750 and 10 new spades for the Jersey Hedgerow Campaign. Staff from Normans assisted Jersey Trees for Life in the planting of 240 trees on hedgerows near Five Oaks during three sessions. Over the 3 days over 40 staff were involved as part of their 175th year […]

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More Bat boxes at Val De La Mare

Our Arboriculturist Conrad Evans has met up with the Jersey Bat Group to erect 10 Kent Bat boxes at the arboretum at Val de la Mare, the aim is to attract more bats and use the boxes as summer roosts.’Many thanks to Conrad for his advice, recommendations and fitting the boxes to the trees’- Jersey […]

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Volunteers from Normans join us on our Hedgerow Campaign

As part of their 175th anniversary celebrations, the staff from Normans have decided to join us as part of our on-going Hedgerow Campaign. Over three weekends, a broad cross-section of employees  together with their children, braved the elements to plant 175 various native species of hedgerow and tree whips (one for each year that Normans […]

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