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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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Jersey Conservation Volunteers Planting Day Feb 2015

Over 30 volunteers from the Jersey Conservation Group joined us recently to help plant a triple hedgerow of over 450 whips as well as various trees. The weather was fortunately on our side and all who attended put in an admirable shift, after which we were all treated to some home-made cakes and tea/coffee. The […]

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Birds On The Edge Update 2015

The team has been back to Mourier valley recently to evaluate any losses and also to complete the planting of 100 Sweet chestnuts that arrived finally after a brief embargo on imports. Having scoured both sides of the valley checking every plant, we were especially pleased to only count 26 losses, from a total count […]

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Lieutenant Governor Plants rare Eucylyptus

Last wednesday (Dec 3rd) our patron H.E. The Lieutenant Governor General Sir John McColl KCB CBE DSO and his wife, Gene, kindly agreed to plant a rare Eucylyptus (Euclayptus Scoparia) in our Arboretum at Val de la Mare. Thankfully the weather was kind which enabled a good turnout of current members as well as the […]

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Forgotten Forest Update

Our Arboriculturist Conrad Evans reports… It has been a very busy summer and autumn! This year we have managed to find sponsors for all zones in the Val de la Mare Arboretum with the exception of the Conifer Zone; however we have a potential patron for the beginning of 2015. If any member is interested […]

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KPMG volunteers join us on our Hedgerow Campaign.

We were most grateful this week to receive the enthusiastic support from the team at KPMG. Ten of them dutifully turned up to help sickle back undergrowth in St.Clements as part of our ongoing Hedgerow campaign. All of them got stuck in for the day exceeding expectations, resulting in a large swathe of hedgerow complete […]

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RBSI volunteers help our Hedgerow Campaign.

A team of five from RBSI bravely toiled the elements when they joined us for a day on our Hedgerow Campaign in St.Clements. After an initial briefing and overview, gloves and sickles were issued and we all set off into the undergrowth. It turned out to be a fine day and the team worked beyond […]

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Val de la Mar ZONE NEWS UPDATE – August 2014

All Zones • A final cut / mow is to be made of the entire arboretum. • The verification of the specimens is ongoing zone by zone. When sufficient trees have been identified individual tree labels will be commissioned thanks to sponsorship by Jersey Electricity and the relationship with Le Rocquier School. • The current […]

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Birds On The Edge Project Update August 2014

Our hardy team has been back to Mourier Valley with their strimmers intent on taming the abundance of bracken that could threaten the successful future growth of the approx. 1000 tree whips and hedglings planted earlier this year. The steep-sided valley has been quite challenging throughout the planting project and strimming has been just as […]

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