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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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Mourier Valley Project Begins!

The Birds On The Edge project at Mourier valley is underway with the aim of planting over one thousand native tree and shrub species. Species include Oak, Hazel, Elder as well as Hawthorn and Blackthorn. Unfortunately, due to a temporary ban on importing sweet chestnut we were unable to plant any at the time, however […]

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