Tree Mapping Grant Agreed by Jersey Community Foundation

Jersey Community Foundation has confirmed a grant to Jersey Trees for Life that will enable it to carry out an extensive tree mapping project at Val de la Mare Arboretum, with funds from the Channel Islands Lottery 

The project aim is to identify and catalogue all trees in the arboretum’s ten collections and make the information openly available by means of an interactive online map. Doing so will provide vital data for future onsite conservation work as well as informing the wider community. The map will include location coordinates, photos and further details including conservation status for all its trees. 

Having recently completed a trial run in the arboretum’s Chinese Collection, the project will start in earnest by summer. This funding enables the charity to work with the same specialist to produce the map and supporting information. 

Alex Morel, Jersey Trees for Life’s CEO, said “We’re so grateful to Jersey Community Foundation for once again supporting our work at Val de la Mare, having already contributed generously to the clear-up operation.” 

She continued “Having such detailed information and being able to share it is something we’ve wanted for a long time, especially given the community’s love of trees. The trial was a huge success and we’re looking forward to replicating that across the arboretum.” 

Jersey Community Foundation CEO, Anna Terry, added “Val de la Mare is one of Jersey’s most popular beauty spots and we’re aware of the importance Jersey Trees for Life places upon educating the community. That’s why we’re proud to support this important environmental project.” 

Supported by Jersey Community Foundation with funds from the Channel Islands Lottery.