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Trees, Carbon, & Oxygen

Richard Feynman was a Nobel prize winning physicist and one of the great minds of the twentieth century. He was a gifted and charming speaker and was one of true characters of science. Here he explains beautifully without realising my personal motives in sharing this, how trees store carbon, release oxygen, and hence why they […]

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Sycamore Acer pseudoplatanus – Did you know?

I’ve chosen to talk about the Sycamore as many of us are taking the opportunity to explore our countryside and you will notice that this strong and resilient tree is everywhere. It can reach 20 meter high and live for 60-100yrs and because many native trees were lost during the occupation the sycamore has taken […]

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While you’re out and about, don’t look down, look up.

Hydrangeas Avenue – Jersey Horse Chestnuts (Aesculus hippocastanum) Spiky cases, gleaming seeds, celebrated by children. Horse chestnuts, with their mahogany-bright conkers, are the very essence of autumn. The horse chestnut is particularly prized as an amenity tree because of its striking (upward growing) flowers, which can be seen in early June each year, and once […]

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Activities: Would you save a tree?

Should you save a tree? The Mayor of Treedwell is keen to cut down an old tree to make room for more housing. Do you think the tree should be chopped down, or do you think the tree should be saved? In order to decide, you’ll need to think about how important the tree is. […]

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Adopt a tree (and other things to do outside)

As many of us have more time on our hands for a while here are some more things that you and your children may enjoy doing together: Making maps? Nature photography? Adopt a tree? Click on the button below for some new ideas.. And if you’d like you can tell us about how you get […]

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Seed Calendar & Collecting Guide

SEED CALENDAR and GUIDELINES Here is our Tree Seed Calendar showing times when trees flower so help pollinators, and when they seed so you can collect seeds. It includes guidelines for educators and goes on to how to germinate and grow trees from seed. More detailed information will be forthcoming soon, but feel free to […]

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Pollinator Project

Search for “Pollinator project” on your computer and take a look. The pollinator project has been successful this year on engaging the community in planting pollinator patches. You can now find really useful information about important trees for pollinators, many of which will be planted as part of our current Jersey Hedgerow Campaign which gets […]

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Jersey trees for life with grouville school tree class

Grouville School

Grouville School Y4 have been very busy learning about trees and thinking about what they mean to them. We had fun sowing some tree seeds and are excited to be taking part in a fostering project after half term. They will be looking after a number of small tree saplings, great for them to have […]

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Jersey trees education programme with Homeschool group

Home School Group Visit to Frances Le Sueur Centre

An enthusiastic group of children visited our headquarters recently from a Home-school group to find out about what trees do for and how important they are for them and the environment. They enjoyed telling me what they knew and enjoyed learning new things, including how to plant tree seeds. They left clutching their newly planted […]

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Jersey Ivy Campaign

New – IVY Campaign poster

Heres’s our new Ivy Campaign poster – feel free to download and print it for your noticeboard or project 🙂 DOWNLOAD FULL SIZE PRINT VERSION PDF Or click on image to download screen version to share. DOWNLOAD A4 PRINTABLE VERSION

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