ALDER COLLECTION

Project:

ALDER COLLECTION

Aim Of Project

To record and measure prosperity of different varieties of Alder in local climate and conditions as possible alternative to Elm.

Location

Seven Oaks,  St. Brelade, Jersey

In 1990, the Charity planted 18 different species of Alder trees along the valley floor at Seven Oaks in St Brelade, to form a unique collection within the British Isles. The project was a response to the devastating impact that Dutch Elm disease had on the Island’s elm trees and it was hoped to identify which type of elm is best suited to our climate and soil.  

 

The Charity is incredibly grateful to Coinshare funding better access to the site and new signage, thus sharing these trees with a wider audience. 

 

The alders have now matured into wonderful specimens and the project has been recognised by Plant Heritage as a National Plant Collection. The Charity is incredibly grateful to Coinshare who are funding better access to the site and new signage, thus sharing these trees with a wider audience.   

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