Archive | News


New squirrel rope bridge in St.Ouen!

A new rope bridge has been constructed across Route de Marais (Hydrangea Avenue) in St.Ouen allowing safer access for the local squirrel population. The project was initiated by local farmer Peter Houguez who became concerned about the number of dead squirrels he was finding on the road. After researching various avenues, funding was realised through […]

Continue Reading

Hedgerow Campaign 2018 update cont’d.

Our 2018 Hedgerow Campaign has been proceeding extremely well despite the winter weather and, having recruited a couple of seasonal workers plus the successful extra help from the Conservation volunteers, I can report that we have exceeded the 5,000 mark and still have another month or so to go! Our campaign this year has been […]

Continue Reading

Gibraltar Rock planting project complete!

Having successfully covered the necessary area with a suitable layer of topsoil previously, we were able, finally after the winter rain subsided, to plant a mixture of native hedging along the inside of the fencing. The current fence has previously been the subject of public dissatisfaction as it was deemed not in keeping with the […]

Continue Reading

Woodland & Ecology Grant Fund

We are very pleased to be able to introduce a grant fund to help support environmental projects which can be used to help non-profit groups and organisations in their efforts to enhance the natural environment of the island. And it does not have to be only tree based projects. Any projects that will help the […]

Continue Reading

New Planting Project at Gibraltar Rock

We’ve been successful with our application to plant up an area on the west side of Gibraltar Rock at St.Catherines which is currently fenced off. Ports of Jersey recently removed some temporary safety barriers on site and, after consultation with our Tree expert Conrad Evans, decided a natural barrier of various native plant species was […]

Continue Reading

Planting Season 2017/18 has begun!

Here we go again, the annual cycle of planting! For the next 4-5 months we’ll be out and about planting as many trees and hedgerows as possible, until april 2018. This winter we’ve brought in ready approx. 7,500 trees and hedgerow whips, all native, and are hoping to have them all in their new homes […]

Continue Reading
Jersey Ring Road Tree Survey

Tree Survey update..

Phase one of the Tree Survey is now complete! All public trees situated along and inside the ring road of St.Helier have now been surveyed, a total of 745! Tallest tree(s): Poplar Aspen (Populas tremula) 26 metres- located in the grounds of Springfield Stadium. Widest tree (trunk): London Plane (Platinus x Hispanica) 1.3m- located in […]

Continue Reading

HSBC Volunteers help out!

We were recently joined by an enthusiastic team of volunteers from HSBC (expats team) who very kindly helped us with one of our ongoing projects at our Arboretum at Val de la Mare. The team of twelve were escorted to our newly created Chinese Zone where they undertook a varied list of important tasks; Weeding […]

Continue Reading

Hello and Welcome

Hello and welcome to Jersey Trees for Life. Formerly Jersey Men of the Trees, we are a registered charity in Jersey providing protection, care, and education for and about trees on our island. We provide educational services to schools and organisations, plan and manage environmental care schemes including volunteer work, and provide expert advice on […]

Continue Reading

Natwest help out Oct 2017

We were joined by a hardy group of volunteers from Natwest recently at our Arboretum in St.Peter. Eleven people made it to Val de la Mare and, after the customary safety brief plus an outline of the days work ahead, set about the first of the many tasks required. The group coped well with the […]

Continue Reading