Petition Pledge for every tree on the island that is felled, 2 more will be replanted
Every year in Jersey, trees are cut down for firewood or simply for building sites. Trees in Jersey are being lost at the alarming rate of several thousand per year, with numbers rising over the past decade. To stop this, make a law saying that for every tree felled, another should be planted.
One study in St Lawrence showed that 25% of "protected" trees had been felled following a request and NONE of 30 applications to fell a "protected" tree was refused. Furthermore, there is no requirement that when a tree is felled, another should be planted. This is the main cause of our decaying numbers of trees.
At 1,000 signatures...
At 1,000 signatures, Ministers will respond to this petition
At 5,000 signatures...
At 5,000 signatures, this petition will be considered for debate in the States Assembly