A survey of trees in one of Jersey’s most built up areas is the first of its kind in Jersey, according to the group behind it.

Jersey Trees for Life is collecting data on trees within the ring road.

The group is asking for islanders to help gather the data. Responsibilities would include identifying trees from online maps and images and finding them on foot.

The tree recorders will then use an app to plot the locations against GPS co-ordinates, recording the species, locations, size and condition.

Recording these trees in this way will play a really important part in town’s future. It will enable us to get key information on the condition and density of the current tree population which can then guide us in future planning for the benefit of the environment.

– RESIDENT ARBORICULTURIST, CONRAD EVANS

Organisers of the survey say some tree knowledge, and the ability to identify different species is needed, but training will also be provided.

Jersey Trees for Life is seeking volunteers for this project, but there is also a paid coordinator position available.

Anyone interested can email contact@jerseytreesforlife.org