Launch of “Guernsey’s Treasured Trees” with Jon Stokes on 30 June 2010

May 22nd, 2010 by Andrew McCutcheon

Jon Stokes of The Tree Council

On behalf of The Guernsey Society of the Men of the Trees (MOTT) and the Guernsey Tree Warden Scheme I would like to extend a warm invitation to you to attend the public launch of “Guernsey’s Treasured Trees” with Jon Stokes on Wednesday, 30th June 2010 at 8pm in the Frossard Lecture Theatre, Guernsey Museum & Art Gallery, Candie Gardens. The launch meeting will be immediately preceded by the Annual General Meeting of the Men of the Trees at 6-45pm to which you are also cordially invited (please note you must be a member of MOTT to be eligible to vote). Tea, coffee & refreshments will be available from 7-30pm.

The Guernsey Society of the Men of the Trees and the Guernsey Tree Warden Scheme are each delighted to welcome the return of Jon Stokes to our shores to launch Guernsey’s Treasured Trees. Over the last couple of years Tree Wardens have started to scour the Island for the biggest, oldest, rarest and historically most important trees of the Island. This invitation is extended to anyone who wants to nominate their own Treasured Trees and share their stories to add to those trees already recorded. Jon’s presentation will also appeal to anyone with a general interest who just wants to come along and learn a little more about the importance of trees to our lives, and what we can do to help.

Ticket are available from Beau Sejour Tel: 747200, Visitor Information Centre in Town (Tel: 713888 ) and the Guernsey Museum in Candie Tel: 712240 and online Price is £10 (and includes free membership to MOTT for 2010) or £5 for MOTT members and Tree Wardens.  All proceeds, less costs of the Frossard Theatre, go toward planting trees.

Jon Stokes is Director of Rural Programmes for The Tree Council and one of his main tasks is the coordination of the Tree Warden Scheme on a national basis. This work takes him all over the UK and occasionally further afield to Europe, the US and Mexico. As part of his job he also sits on the national committees for Orchards and Hedges. Jon has written/co-written eight books on trees and is an enthusiastic, all-round naturalist with a particular interest in plants, birds, whales and Lepidoptera. Jon is based on the south coast of Hampshire where he lives with his wife and two children.

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