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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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JTFL in landmark tree maintenance

We’re proud to be working with the Parish of St Peter to carry out some ‘tlc’ on one of the landmark trees in the parish. The long admired plane tree near the newly installed monument to the historically famous ‘local boy’, Sir George de Carteret, is to receive a gentle crown raise. At the same […]

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KPMG volunteers join us on our Hedgerow Campaign.

We were most grateful this week to receive the enthusiastic support from the team at KPMG. Ten of them dutifully turned up to help sickle back undergrowth in St.Clements as part of our ongoing Hedgerow campaign. All of them got stuck in for the day exceeding expectations, resulting in a large swathe of hedgerow complete […]

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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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Links with Probation and After-Care maintained and welcomed.

Adelina Wood recently received some tender loving care as summer started to draw to a close. The Probation and After Care service, with which Jersey Trees for Life has had a long and productive partnership, deployed a team to assist in the strimming of areas around the 100+ trees in the woodland. During the summer, […]

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Radisson Blu staff help to maintain newly planted hedgerows

The Association is delighted that staff from the hotel on Jersey’s waterfront continue to offer valuable help and support to care for the Island’s environment. Towards the end of summer, 9 of the hotel’s staff joined our team to clear the young tree and hedging whips from bracken and other weeds to maximise their chances […]

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Family and Community Walks Announced

We’re running two walks for members, friends and supporters this autumn. The first, at 1030 on Sunday 12th October, will be a tour of the Forgotten Forest at Val de la Mare. Hopefully the ‘autumn fall’ colours will be a wonderful sight, particularly in the American zones. Walkers will meet in the upper car park […]

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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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Solemn news on European forests

Europe’s forests have experienced increased disturbances throughout the 20th Century from wind, bark beetles and wildfires, a study has shown. A team of European-based scientists identified climatic changes as a “key driver behind this increase”. However, they added, how the expected continuation of climate change would affect Europe’s forests in the future remained unresolved. Read […]

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Birds On The Edge Project Update August 2014

Our hardy team has been back to Mourier Valley with their strimmers intent on taming the abundance of bracken that could threaten the successful future growth of the approx. 1000 tree whips and hedglings planted earlier this year. The steep-sided valley has been quite challenging throughout the planting project and strimming has been just as […]

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