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Will love blossom again for Jersey's trees?

Will love blossom again for Jersey's trees?

Sunday 28 August 2016

Will love blossom again for Jersey's trees?

Sunday 28 August 2016


A Jersey charity is hoping to unearth some of our favourite flora and it could help fuel your commute to work.

Jersey Trees for Life is running their Channel Island competition again this year to see what 'Trees We Love' and they want you to take a photo of the one you love best.

There are some top prizes up for grabs including a £500 fuel voucher for the adults and a £200 Amazon voucher for the top tree snapped by someone under 18.

Jersey Trees for Life’s Michel Morel said: “It's a really unique opportunity to have a photo of a tree that you might love seen in the Rubis 2017 calendar and there are some fantastic prizes.

"We've specifically partnered with Rubis because the fuels that they sell produce CO2 when they are burnt and Jersey Trees for Life actually plant trees which are natural carbon stores so they take out some of the CO2 in the atmosphere. It's a natural partnership there. 

"We're not looking for trees that are particularly significant, it's just for people to capture an image of a tree that they love, it can have people in it but it doesn't have to.

"It's just a unique opportunity with the weather we're having to take a pic and email it into us."

Rubis Channel Islands’ Head of Sales and Marketing Nick Crolla said: 
“RUBiS takes its environmental responsibilities very seriously and is proud to support initiatives that reduce the impact of fossil fuel consumption in the Channel Islands.

“Guernsey Trees for Life and Jersey Trees for Life are two local charities whose work helps to remove CO2 from the atmosphere. We have been delighted to work with the two charities to develop the Trees We Love competition and look forward to seeing our 2017 calendar take shape.” 


You can send in up to five images and you’ve got until the end of next month to register for the competition which you can do by emailing education@jerseytreesforlife.org.

All the competition winners will be given a calendar featuring their winning snap and the Jersey winners will also be given a guided tour of the Val de la Mare arboretum.

The oldest tree in Bátászék in Hungary was voted the European Tree of the Year 2016 in a big competition that saw an old pear tree in Warwickshire come eighth. The tree near South Cubbington Wood is believed to be over 250 years-old and the second largest in the United Kingdom.

(Pictured: Last year's winning Jersey shot by Tony Gray)

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