March volunteer activity

Young trees at Les Creux. Photo by Department of the EnvironmentSunday 9th March 2014 – Les Creux Country Park, St Brelade  – 10.30-13.00

Tree management

From Jersey Conservation Volunteers

The details

Since its inception as Les Creux Millennium Country Park in 2000, the Department of the Environment has been managing the area to the south of La Rue des Camps as a nature reserve. The land to the north of the road comprises mainly of agricultural land which has minimal biological interest at present; however, the Department has just taken over the management of this area and now hopes to start improving its biodiversity.  Several years ago a small, woodland copse was planted. The trees have grown really well but could now benefit from some woodland management.

The site

Meet at the allotment/recycling point car park, Les Creux (Jersey phone directory map 6, J3) off La Route Orange. Please arrive by 10.15am for a 10.30am start.

The task

Sunday’s task will comprise of removing outgrown tree shelters and stakes, as well as doing some tree pruning and thinning out.

Tools needed

We can supply some pruning saws, but please bring your own secateurs (as we don’t have any), and any other implements that you think may be useful.

Clothing needed

Good thick gardening gloves (though we can supply a pair if you don’t have them), wellies or study boots, (it shouldn’t be too muddy, but we can’t promise!) and common sense clothes to cope with the elements.

Children are welcome to attend this task as long as they are directly supervised by a parent or guardian.

At the end of the task Kim will be there to provide tea and cakes to reward all your hard work.

Really hope to see you there.