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Dendrology Society visit- May 2018

Visit of the International Dendrology Society Thursday 17th to Sunday 20th May 2018   A group of 19 members travelled from places in Britain as far apart as Perthshire, Taunton and Llanelli. Two couples from even further afield also attended, coming from New Zealand and Boston (USA). Local members also joined the party from time […]

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Hedgerow Campaign 2017/18 exceeds target!

Over 8,000 trees and hedging whips planted! Our resident Arboriculturist Conrad Evans reports ‘This winter has proved to have been the fourth wettest but mildest, according to the met office statistics, with February having been the coldest for many years! However due to a great effort from JTFL staff, ably helped by two temporary employees, […]

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Investec join us again!

The team from Investec came out in force to help us plant another section of hedgerow in conjunction with our work with the Birds On The Edge project. Having marked out the area with bamboo canes previously, the crew set about digging holes in preparation for the various natives species of hedging to be planted. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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