On Monday 4th August, a team of nine staff from the Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel joined the Jersey Trees for Life charity team in St Clements to begin their physically demanding task of sickleing.
This activity formed part of the Hotel’s continuing partnership with Jersey Trees for Life as part of their 2 year pledge to the charity and ongoing commitment to local biodiversity.
Working in private farmland in St Clements, the team worked tirelessly, sickleing back the nettles and excess growth in the hot sun, to give the tree shoots the best chance to grow and blossom.
It is an important task to maintain these hedgerows, as it creates a wildlife corridor for the local tree-dwelling animals.
The Hotel was also delighted to present a cheque for £500 to Jersey Trees for Life in support of their chosen charity.
Conrad Evans, Arboriculture Officer of Jersey Trees for Life, thanking the Radisson Blu for their efforts commented “Sven and the team, as usual, put in a good shift. They were very meticulous in their work making sure none of the hedging plants and trees were missed out. The icing on the cake was the presentation of a cheque in the very generous sum of £500, which was most unexpected.”
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.