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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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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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Chinese Zone at Val de la Mare Arboretum – Aerial Views

Part one in our experiment with drone filming to illustrate projects we are working on. This is the Chinese Zone at Val de la Mare, filmed on two occasions, one as we started and then later when some considerable amount of clearing work had been carried out. We’ll be filming again and hopefully end up […]

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EASTER MONDAY CHILDREN’S SCAVENGER HUNT

Jersey Trees for Life is planning to help local children learn about some of Jersey’s special trees in the Forgotten Forest Arboretum at Val de la Mare on Easter Monday. All children who take part will be offered a special seasonal treat- a Crème Egg! All families who take part will receive a ‘Trees in […]

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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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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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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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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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