We have now finished the pilot phase of our newest initiative TreeWatch.
We launched the pilot quietly during Summer 2010 with the support of our partners Earthwatch, Forest Research and the Tree Council. We wanted to roadtest the website and develop the support we could offer volunteers who ‘adopted’ trees.
Overall, 113 trees of nine different species were adopted across Britain, and two trees in France. Twenty five volunteers adopted horse chestnut trees and looked for the leaf miner that was the subject of our first scientific survey.
We are now looking forward to launching the project in full during 2011. We will soon have some exciting news regarding our partners, and the subjects for our scientific studies. Watch this space. Meanwhile, the website remains fully functional and if you want to have a go by adopting your own tree, please get involved. Visit www.TreeWatch.com