Our pilot of the TreeWatch initiative has been progressing well over the summer. About 50 horse chestnut trees have been adopted and surveyed across the UK, and one in the south of France. Volunteers from the Tree Council and EarthWatch have been asked to help us develop and test the website, and to tell us about their experiences in adopting and surveying trees.
We will continue to survey the distribution of the horse chestnut leaf miner pest until the end of October. So, it’s not too late for you to sign up and have a go yourself – it is open to any member of the public.
Horse Chestnut trees affected by the pest are very easy to spot at the moment. They appear to have turned autumnal while other tree species around them are still in their summer greenery.
To find out more and to get involved see www.TreeWatch.com