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Planting Season 2016/17 begins…

Planting season is upon us, every winter we try to plant as many new hedgerows and trees as possible. So far we have planted nearly a thousand native species in areas in St.Peter and Grouville with much more to come! We’ve also had some volunteer help from Les Amis and the alternative curriculum people, if […]

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Environment Dept. Volunteers Day Planting Dec 2016

The annual volunteer day organised by Julia from the Environment Dept. took place last weekend to help plant 4 x hedgerows as part of our ongoing Hedgerow Campaign. Despite the sudden onset of mist, around 20 volunteers turned up, spades in hand. After a thorough briefing and demo from our resident arboriculturist Conrad Evans, they […]

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2016 Christmas Lunch

Our Christmas lunch is approaching. Members will be getting a copy of the menu with the newsletter that is going out as we speak but here are the details just in case. Thursday 1st December 2016 at 1 pm St Brelade’s Bay Hotel With guided members’ walk with Conrad Evans around Sir Winston Churchill Park […]

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Rubis Photo Competition 2016 Now Open

After last year’s great response we are delighted to be working with Rubis again on their annual calendar photograph competition. Trees we Love This year’s title is “Trees we Love” and the criteria is that the photograph must be of, or feature, a tree or trees that have special meaning to you. The photographs can contain […]

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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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Birds On The Edge St.Ouens pond (phase one)

As part of the ongoing Birds On The Edge project and in conjunction with one of our core aims to restore and protect Jersey’s hedgerows for the benefit of the Islands’ biodiversity, we have been planting new hedgerows near St.Ouens pond. This particular project, commisioned by the National Trust, will be undertaken in phases, this […]

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Bellozanne Valley Compensation Planting

The States of Jersey Infrastructure Department (formerly TTS) is having to remove a certain amount of trees and woodland in Bellozanne Valley in order to accommodate an increase in the size of the sewage treatment plant. To replace or mitigate the number and volume of trees that have been lost two major planting schemes have […]

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Xylella fastidiosa warning from Department of Environment

A transport and import warning has been shared by Jersey department of environment regarding Xylella fastidiosa, a bacterial pathogen found in parts of Italy and France causing wilts, diebacks, stunts and leaf shorts on a growing number of tree species. Whilst not present in the UK or Channel Islands, greater vigilance and consideration is required […]

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‘Trees We Love’ 2015 Winners Revealed

We’re delighted to announce that the winners of the joint Jersey Trees for Life and Guernsey Trees for Life photographic competition have been revealed. A big thank you to RUBiS for supporting the competition. The winning Jersey photograph was entered by Geraldine Gray: The runner-up was an image entered by Mike Etienne: In addition Chris […]

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