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James Averty 2019 charity run St. Malo to Montpelier

800km Run to raise money for Arboretum

A Marathon a day from St. Malo to Montpelier! Ultra marathon-running tree surgeon plans 800km challenge to raise funds for two charities A British tree surgeon living in France is planning to run more than a marathon a day during an 800km charity-run challenge. James Averty, 52, who lives in Brittany, hopes to average 45kms […]

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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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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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HSBC Volunteers help out!

We were recently joined by an enthusiastic team of volunteers from HSBC (expats team) who very kindly helped us with one of our ongoing projects at our Arboretum at Val de la Mare. The team of twelve were escorted to our newly created Chinese Zone where they undertook a varied list of important tasks; Weeding […]

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Natwest help out Oct 2017

We were joined by a hardy group of volunteers from Natwest recently at our Arboretum in St.Peter. Eleven people made it to Val de la Mare and, after the customary safety brief plus an outline of the days work ahead, set about the first of the many tasks required. The group coped well with the […]

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Investec team join us again!

Once again we were joined by the fantastic team at Investec for two days last week to help with various woodland management jobs at both Hazels Wood and our Arboretum at Val de la Mare. The first day, at Hazels Wood (near the old shell garden), was spent removing all the old tree shelters from […]

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Santander Volunteers return to lend a hand

Another team of keen volunteers from Santander joined us last week to help with some much needed ongoing maintenance work at our Arboretum in Val de la Mare. The team set about clearing brushwood whilst forming Eco-piles which make excellent wildlife habitats. After clearing several sites they moved on to our work shed, giving it […]

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Investec Volunteers Oct ’16

As one of our much needed sponsors for the next three years, the team from Investec returned for two days of sickling, snedding and eco-piling. Day one started near St.Ouens pond where we recently planted 620 various native hedgerow species as part of the Birds On The Edge project, the team set a cracking pace […]

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Investec Volunteers lend a hand

We were very fortunate recently to be joined by the team from Investec who are very kindly helping to sponsor us for the next 3 years. Our aim on day 1 was to sickle back undergrowth on a new hedge, planted in april as part of the Birds on the edge project. We didn’t expect […]

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Chinese Zone at Val de la Mare Arboretum – Aerial Views

Part one in our experiment with drone filming to illustrate projects we are working on. This is the Chinese Zone at Val de la Mare, filmed on two occasions, one as we started and then later when some considerable amount of clearing work had been carried out. We’ll be filming again and hopefully end up […]

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