Archive | Jersey Hedgerow Campaign Activity

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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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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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Hedgerow Campaign 2017/18 exceeds target!

Over 8,000 trees and hedging whips planted! Our resident Arboriculturist Conrad Evans reports ‘This winter has proved to have been the fourth wettest but mildest, according to the met office statistics, with February having been the coldest for many years! However due to a great effort from JTFL staff, ably helped by two temporary employees, […]

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Investec join us again!

The team from Investec came out in force to help us plant another section of hedgerow in conjunction with our work with the Birds On The Edge project. Having marked out the area with bamboo canes previously, the crew set about digging holes in preparation for the various natives species of hedging to be planted. […]

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Hedgerow Campaign 2018 update cont’d.

Our 2018 Hedgerow Campaign has been proceeding extremely well despite the winter weather and, having recruited a couple of seasonal workers plus the successful extra help from the Conservation volunteers, I can report that we have exceeded the 5,000 mark and still have another month or so to go! Our campaign this year has been […]

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Volunteers join us for our Hedgerow Campaign!

Sunday 11th Febuary and time for the annual Jersey Conservation volunteers to join us on our Hedgerow Campaign. It has to be said that we were very impressed by the turnout of approx 40 people, including a mini-busload of foreign exchange students courtesy of Durrell Conservation. The weather that day was, shall we say, less […]

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Planting Update Jan 2018

We’ve been making good progress on our Hedgerow Campaign so far in St.Peter/St.Brelade. Consent was granted and we’ve been busy planting approx 1000 trees re-instating former hedgerows and creating wildlife corridors to connect with last years planting. There is still some way to go but we’re confident that, with help from volunteers, and some extra […]

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Investec Volunteers return April 2017

Investec Group have been back this week to give our team a helping hand during the planting season. This time we were near St.Ouens pond, an area of significance due to it’s natural bird habitat, as part of the Birds On The Edge Project. As usual, the team got stuck in over two days, managing […]

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RBC Volunteers make a difference

Nearly 40 people, Staff and family, joined us in St.Peter this weekend to help plant trees as part of our ongoing Hedgerow Campaign. Despite some pretty windy conditions it remained dry and sunny helping to keep everyones spirits high. After a good stint digging holes the team set about planting 232 native species of hedgerow […]

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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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