Roy Overland Charitable Trust Woodland & Ecology Grant Fund 2019

We are once again managing the Roy Overland Charitable Trust Woodland & Ecology Fund, offering grants to charities and non-profit groups and organisations for community based ecology and environmental projects. The project need not be only tree based, any project that will help the environment and ecology can be considered. The grants awards will be […]

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Hello and Welcome

Hello and welcome to Jersey Trees for Life. Formerly Jersey Men of the Trees, we are a registered charity in Jersey providing protection, care, and education for and about trees on our island. We provide educational services to schools and organisations, plan and manage environmental care schemes including volunteer work, and provide expert advice on […]

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Amphitheatre at Val de la Mare Arboretum

We’ve been keeping it quiet but due to a loose comment on Facebook today I thought I’d publish some information about our Amphitheatre Project at Val de la Mare. The amphitheatre idea came from seeing the geography at the foot of the valley leading to the new Chinese section lending itself perfectly as a natural […]

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Alan Gardner, the “Autistic Gardner” helps draw the Raffle with Beverly Dallas-Chapman from Trees for Life Jersey

Seedy Sunday 2019

Seedy Sunday returned this year after a year off and was again a tremendous success. Held this year at Le Rocquier lots of environmentally relevant organisations exhibited, or gave talks accompanied by throngs of visitors keen to buy, donate, or  or exchange seeds throughout the day. We were extremely grateful to Fiona Murphy, the organiser, […]

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IMG_1666 help create access path!

We were recently joined by the team from, a local online retailer and clearly ecologically aware as they set to work on an access path we’re in the process of creating, the path itself connecting our recently created Chinese zone with the already well established Wingnut zone at our Arboretum at Val de la […]

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Last Volunteer session with Investec Sept 2018

With a mixture of both gratitude and sadness, we hosted our last volunteer session with the team from Investec recently. They very kindly sponsored a hedgerow planting close to St.Ouens pond and have been an integral part of its planting and maintenance for the last three years. The project was initially proposed to work in […]

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Success for our first Duke of Edinburgh award student!

We’re very proud to announce the successful completion of our first Duke of Edinburgh award student, Jamie Jackson. Jamie joined us in May this year as part of his Bronze award, the core aim being to expand his knowledge of the environment learning new skills along the way. Jamie always worked hard and to a […]

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Historical Hedgerow Audit nears completion.

One of our long-serving members of staff, Don Jones has been re-visiting previously planted hedgerows, some going back over a decade, to audit for current condition, losses, encroachment from development etc. Although the survey is nearing completion, I can report on some of our successes and, in particular, the hedgerows that have blossomed from our […]

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Our latest AGM July 2018

Pictured is a photo from our annual walk as part of our AGM which, this year, took place at Les Creux. Everybody seemed to enjoy themselves walking around this very picturesque area.  There is a lot more there than people realise with lots of interesting facts, as our guide was only too pleased to tell […]

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Action for Wildlife donate £400!

Another equally environmentally aware group called Action for Wildlife have generously donated £400 to JTFL! This kind gift has meant we were able to purchase and install a much needed replacement workbench for our shed at Adelina Wood, as well as a new bill-hook and 2 x fuel tanks plus a bit leftover to go […]

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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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