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Sunday 12 January 2020

100 trees to be added to "living corridor"


While most people blow candles out on their birthday, a local supermarket will instead be planting 100 trees and shrubs to form part of a "living corridor" around the whole island.

Volunteers are needed to help the Co-op plant trees and hedgerow whips in Grouville on Saturday 18 January as part of its centenary celebrations.

Volunteers will be asked to help dig holes, carry cones for the trees and shrubs to the relevant places, plant the trees and whips and put soil and mulch on top of the trees once planted. 

The Co-Op has joined forces with Jersey Trees for Life for the event, which aims make a lasting impact on Jersey's environment.

Pictured: The Co-Op has partnered with Jersey Trees for Life. 

As well as planting the Society’s 100 trees and whips, volunteers will also have the opportunity to plant additional hedgerow whips paid for by a £1,000 donation from the Co-op’s Eco Fund, which Jersey Trees for Life were successful in securing last year. 

Since 2007, Jersey Trees for Life have planted more than 50,000 individual hedgerow whips, plus over 5,000 trees around the island amounting to more than 25 miles of hedges being planted.

The charity is now aiming to have one continuing 'living corridor' around the island to help protect the local wildlife and keep it away from busy roads and prey. The 100 trees and shrubs the Society will be planting will form part of that corridor. 

"We would love our members to help us mark 100 years since we opened our doors by protecting our local environment and planting 100 trees and shrubs," Katey White, Membership Manager for the Co-Op, said.

"We hope the day will be an opportunity to give something back and we would encourage families to sign up. We are delighted to be working with Jersey Trees for Life on their Jersey Hedgerow Campaign, protecting Jersey’s wildlife and environment."

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