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Val de le Mare Arboretum Plant Survey

By Anne Haden The arboretum is a new woodland and therefore does not contain many ancient woodland plant species.  Ruscus aculeatus  Butchers-broom  however is present, a  good indicator of a healthy woodland.  Spring flowering bulbs Hyacinthoides non-scripta Bluebell and Galanthus nivalis Snowdrop will hopefully increase as more undergrowth clearance takes place.  The area near the […]

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Forgotten Forest Zone Updates

A total of 44 rare and endangered trees has been planted in order to restock the Arboretum. The Lieutenant-Governor planted the first tree in December 2014 in the Australasian Zone. The other trees planted this Spring were supplied by a Eucalyptus specialist John Purse, the Royal Botanical Gardens Edinburgh & Bedgebury Pinetum in Kent. Two […]

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JEP Environmentalist Awards

Well we’ve made it as far as the nominations!

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Bailiff announced joint patron

The Bailiff, Mr. William Bailhache, a keen supporter of our hedgerow campaign, has very kindly accepted our invitation to become joint patron of Jersey Trees for Life.

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JEP Pride of Jersey Environmentalist of the year

The JEP’s “Pride of Jersey” awards are upon us and we are hoping for a mention in the “Environmentalists of the Year” category for our work on the hedgerow campaign which has such an effect on so many aspects of the environment – so if you are participating this year, and want to support us […]

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Normans join our Hedgerow Campaign

Normans presented Jersey Trees for Life with a cheque for £1,750 and 10 new spades for the Jersey Hedgerow Campaign. Staff from Normans assisted Jersey Trees for Life in the planting of 240 trees on hedgerows near Five Oaks during three sessions. Over the 3 days over 40 staff were involved as part of their 175th year […]

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More Bat boxes at Val De La Mare

Our Arboriculturist Conrad Evans has met up with the Jersey Bat Group to erect 10 Kent Bat boxes at the arboretum at Val de la Mare, the aim is to attract more bats and use the boxes as summer roosts.’Many thanks to Conrad for his advice, recommendations and fitting the boxes to the trees’- Jersey […]

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Arboretum to be candlelit for Adopt a Tree Launch

We’re delighted to announce that on Saturday 28th March JE CEO Chris Ambler will be planting the last tree of the winter planting at the Arboretum at approximately 5.30pm. We’ll also be launching the new Adopt a Tree scheme. Come along, celebrate the end of winter and join us for a glass of mulled wine […]

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Volunteers from Normans join us on our Hedgerow Campaign

As part of their 175th anniversary celebrations, the staff from Normans have decided to join us as part of our on-going Hedgerow Campaign. Over three weekends, a broad cross-section of employees  together with their children, braved the elements to plant 175 various native species of hedgerow and tree whips (one for each year that Normans […]

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