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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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