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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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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New squirrel rope bridge in St.Ouen!

A new rope bridge has been constructed across Route de Marais (Hydrangea Avenue) in St.Ouen allowing safer access for the local squirrel population. The project was initiated by local farmer Peter Houguez who became concerned about the number of dead squirrels he was finding on the road. After researching various avenues, funding was realised through […]

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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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