On Monday 18th February a team of nine staff from the Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel joined Conrad Evans and Don Jones of Jersey Trees for life and took to Rue du Carrefour au Clercq in Grouville to begin their task of planting trees and small hedging whips.
This was the second time the team had planted trees on behalf of the charity, having earned their green-fingers in December last year. As money doesn’t grow on trees, the Hotel pegged pound notes to a nearby tree to surprise Conrad Evans with a cheque for £250 as part of their 2 year pledge to Jersey Trees for Life and ongoing commitment to local biodiversity.
Together the already experienced team of nine planted a total of four trees and 236 hedging whips, cheerfully beating their previous record of 150.
They were able to contribute significantly to this planting season’s ‘Jersey Hedgerow Campaign’ which is focused on providing wildlife corridors for the benefit of the island’s squirrel population in St Saviour and Grouville.
Discussing the day Conrad Evans, Arboricultural Officer at Jersey Trees of Life said, “The staff from the Radisson Blu all got stuck in and seemed to enjoy the hard work, planting a wonderful 236 hedging whips and 4 trees which will make a significant contribution to our Jersey Hedgerow Campaign and will be of benefit to the Island’s squirrel population, and to the Island’s overall biodiversity in years to come. The presentation of the cheque for £250 was an unexpected bonus and most gratefully received. We look forward to a continued partnership with Radisson Blu and their participation is most welcome.”
Taking responsibility for the environment and the local community is firmly rooted into the Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel’s Responsible Business Programme and the relationship with Jersey Trees for Life affords the opportunity for the protection, preservation and planting of trees to support the island and its wildlife.