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Lieutenant Governer Visit to Val de la Mar

Our patron, H.E. The Lieutenant Governor, General Sir John McColl KCB, CBE, DSO. has kindly agreed to plant a tree in the Arboretum on Wednesday December 3rd. This planting will celebrate the addition of several rare tree species, including the Dorrigo White Gum and the Wallangarra White Gum which will be the only examples in Europe. The occasion coincides […]

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Education activities take place at various locations

Last month we held educational activities in several locations. School groups from St Lawrence and Bel Royal visited the Val de la Mare Arboretum, a group from Trinity School asked us to work with them on a project looking at changes throughout the seasons at Adelina Wood and First Tower School asked us to carry […]

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Rawlinson & Hunter help maintain The Forgotten Forest

The Elm Trial Zone at the Forgotten Forest looks well cared for at the moment. Recently the zone’s sponsors (launch sponsors for the whole project), Rawlinson & Hunter, organised a group consisting of staff, family and friends to carry out maintenance tasks within the zone. A representative from JTFL commented: “It’s fabulous to see the […]

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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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New Sponsor for Australasian and Conifer Zones at Val de la Mare

Val de la Mare Arboretum A sponsor has recently come forward to fund some re-planting in the Australasian and Conifer Zones. A final audit has been made of the Eucalypts and the like in the Australasian Zone so we know exactly which varieties of tree and shrub we have. Three rare Eucalyptus hybrids are soon […]

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Forgotten Forest Answers to Information Board Questions

If you’ve gone round the Forgotten Forest and tried to answer the questions on the information boards in each zone, well done! Here are the answers: Australasian Zone: A koala eats the leaves of eucalyptus trees. They could not live in Jersey as the island does not provide the correct habitat or climate for these animals. […]

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Thank You!

to Rawlinson & Hunter staff who volunteered their time last month to come up to the Forgotten Forest and clear some late summer vegetation. Your time and effort was very much appreciated. Thank you! The organisation was the launch sponsor of the Arboretum and continues to sponsor the Elm Trial Zone. To find out how to sponsor […]

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Family Walks this Autumn

A series of three walks has been organised by the Association for the benefit of families this autumn. The locations for the walks have been chosen with children in mind in the hope that they will enjoy their experiences and come to appreciate native woodlands more. All walks will be led by our Education Officer, Michel […]

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Val de la Mare Reservoir Jersey

Val de la Mare Reservoir Empty

Although the views of Val de la Mare are always stunning, and there have been times when the water level has been very low, it is a long time since anyone has seen the valley quite like this! Maintenance of the structure required the emptying of the dam during 2011 which gave us the rare […]

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Forgotten Forest Photos

At Val de la Mare reservoir in St. Ouens, Jersey

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