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 public to enjoy the proceedings. This planting celebrates the arrival of several rare tree species, including the Dorrigo White Gum and the actual tree planted by the Lieutenant Governor, the Wallangarra White Gum, which are the only examples in Europe! The occasion also coincides with the Arboretum becoming an important tree conservation site as part of the ‘Threatened Conifers of the World’ project for which the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh is providing us with 11 rare conifers that include 6 different species. One, a Juniper, from Cuba was grown from the seed of one of only 50 plants that survive in the wild. We’ll also be planting specimens provided by the national Pinetum, Bedgebury. After The Lieutenant Governor had planted the tree, a guided tour of some of the many trees at the Arboretum was conducted by our very own Arboriculturist Conrad Evans.
Lieutenant Governor Plants rare Eucylyptus
Ways to Support Trees for Life
Adopt a Tree
Celebration or Memorial Tree Adoption
For celebrations, commemorations, or memorials you now have the opportunity to adopt one of the major trees at The Forgotten Forest Arboretum.
Report a Tree Protector
We have been planting trees in Jersey for years and we often get reports of tree protectors not degrading as they should over time. If you see one that is clinging to its tree and refusing to give up please let us know. Drop us an email with the location and we'll get it removed.