THE new issue of RURAL magazine is due back from the printers at the beginning of the week starting 6 February. Throughout the rest of the week it will be distributed, first, to our postal subscribers and then around the Island: shops, rural businesses, government departments, agricultural associations, social and sporting clubs, hotels, restaurants, tearooms and coffee houses and of course the reception areas of town banks and businesses.
The principal theme of this issue is Jersey’s trees: this is the 80th anniversary of the Jersey Men of the Trees association, now known as Jersey Trees for Life. We have an interview with the current president, Gerard Farnham, and also with Robert Jones, in his capacity as chairman of the Jersey branch of the Game and Wildlife Conservancy Trust. In partnership with the Department of the Environment, the trust is undertaking a regeneration project of Jersey’s woodland.
Other articles cover our usual range of contents: farming, gardening, the local arts and enjoyment of the countryside – the face of Jersey that is sometimes obscured by a concentration in the media on business and finance.
We hope you enjoy the new issue.