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Switch to ebills and help the National Trust restore Jersey's Elm population

This autumn Jersey Electricity has teamed up with the National Trust for Jersey to help the charity restore the Island's Elm tree population previously devastated by Dutch Elm Disease. The Trust is this year celebrating its 80th anniversary and to mark the occasion wants to plant 80 Elms around the Island. So for every customer on paper electricity bills or statements who switches to ebills before the end of the year we'll donate £5 to the Trust's Elm Tree Planting project and Wildlife Hedge Fund to create 1km of hedging a year around the Trust's 600 vergees of agricultural land. Simply call 505460 or email bills@jec.co.uk.

The Trust’s CEO Charles Alluto said: ‘The Elm leaf is our new logo and is symbolic of the work we undertake to safeguard Jersey’s natural environment and in particular those species at risk. The Elm was once one of the most common trees in Jersey until the onset of Dutch Elm disease which resulted in wholescale loss. To commemorate our 80th year we’re aiming to plant 80 disease resistant Elms in various  locations around the Island. In addition, we have launched a “Hedge Fund” to enable us to plant 1km of hedges a year on National Trust sites. Hedges are crucial to wildlife, providing food, shelter and nesting for birds as well as providing safe travel networks for hedgehogs, lizards, slow worms, toads, bank voles and shrews. We are very pleased that Jersey Electricity and its customers can help us to make a real difference to our countryside by supporting these important projects.’

As well as helping to save trees and wildlife you can also save money. If you move to ebills and also switch to Direct Debit payments, or already pay by Direct Debit, we'll discount each quarterly bill by £3 - that's £12 a year saving off your electricity. To set up Direct Debit, just call 505460 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday and we'll do the rest.