Jersey Trees for Life is teaming up with RBC Wealth Management staff and their families to reconnect local woodland areas.

 On the morning of Saturday 27th June, 30 volunteers will begin clearing unwanted plants from an area south of Val de la Mare Reservoir in St. Peter. The team will be cutting grass, bracken and other tall vegetation with sickles to allow recently planted hedgerows to grow and flourish. These hedgerows, which will create corridors of trees and bushes, are necessary to connect different woodland areas that help the spread of local wildlife, especially the numerous bat species found living in the area.

Conrad Evans, Jersey Trees for Life’s Arboricultural Officer, is responsible for the planting and conservation of trees and shrubs for the charity.
 
‘Our hedgerows are important habitats for all sorts of much loved flora and fauna including red squirrels, agile frogs and wild strawberries which are considered to be at risk. The area in St Peter is also a really important habitat for the local bat population.’
 
Jersey Trees for Life relies heavily on volunteers to help with their Hedgerow Campaign and Francis Binney, RBC Wealth Management’s Environmental Officer in the British Isles, is equally enthusiastic about the project.
 
‘We are delighted to be working with Jersey Trees for Life on such a worthwhile cause,’ he said. ‘It’s a great opportunity for our staff across the business to team up and help the local environment. We are all looking forward to getting our hands dirty.’
 
Mr Evans added that the charity is grateful so many RBC employees are taking part.
 
‘This campaign is instrumental in preserving Jersey’s landscape and the habitats of so many of our local animals and insects,’ he said. ‘We want to thank all the staff and their families for giving up their time to support the project.’

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Issued by Lisa Gutcher, Image PR, tel: 734444
Notes to editors
There will be an opportunity to film, interview and photograph the team between 9.30 am and 12.30 pm on Saturday 27th June south of Val de la Mare Reservoir. If you would like to attend, please contact Lisa Gutcher on 01534 734444.                                                                                                                                          
 
 
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