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Cheap Tree Scheme now live!

The Jersey Trees for Life “Cheap Tree Scheme” is now open for orders. The scheme is intended to fill the gap created when the original Cheap Tree Scheme, run by the States, was closed some years ago. Bulk quantities of native bare root trees and hedging whips will be available to order for delivery in […]

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Santander Volunteers return to lend a hand

Another team of keen volunteers from Santander joined us last week to help with some much needed ongoing maintenance work at our Arboretum in Val de la Mare. The team set about clearing brushwood whilst forming Eco-piles which make excellent wildlife habitats. After clearing several sites they moved on to our work shed, giving it […]

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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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College Gardens tree felled

In answer to concerns about trees felled at former Girl’s College site we have made enquiries and can confirm the following: The Black Poplars were felled some 3 years ago as they had declined in health & vigour & were then considered a liability due to branch drop. Their removal allowed the horse chestnut to […]

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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.                   In addition Chris Gorin, Jason Masterman, Jim Leatt and Vicky Warren had […]

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Get snappy!

Jersey Trees for Life is delighted to confirm full prize details and rules for the photographic competition being run with Guernsey Men of the Trees and supporters RUBiS. RUBiS.TreesforLife. Photographic Rules Closing date for entries is September 20th. Please register by sending an email to education@jerseytreesforlife.org

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Birds On The Edge Update 2015

The team has been back to Mourier valley recently to evaluate any losses and also to complete the planting of 100 Sweet chestnuts that arrived finally after a brief embargo on imports. Having scoured both sides of the valley checking every plant, we were especially pleased to only count 26 losses, from a total count […]

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Lieutenant Governor Plants rare Eucylyptus

Last wednesday (Dec 3rd) our patron H.E. The Lieutenant Governor General Sir John McColl KCB CBE DSO and his wife, Gene, kindly agreed to plant a rare Eucylyptus (Euclayptus Scoparia) in our Arboretum at Val de la Mare. Thankfully the weather was kind which enabled a good turnout of current members as well as the […]

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Le Rocquier School plans tree planting.

Our Arboricultural Officer Conrad Evans was recently helping a Le Rocquier School member of staff with ideas about how best to plan a tree planting scheme. This knowledge was going to be taken back into the classroom and used with some students to plan some tree planting. It’s great to see such practical knowledge, which […]

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