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Updated 08/18/2016
Presented by Natural History Museum
Participation fee $0
Expenses $0
Spend the time outdoors
Location United Kingdom
Appropriate for kids yes
Teaching materials no

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Urban Tree Survey

Help researchers learn about UK's urban trees
Map number, species, and location of urban trees

Project locations:

  • United Kingdom

Urban Tree Survey volunteers locate, identify, and count trees in United Kingdom streets, parks, and gardens. The public plays a critical role in the project for two important reasons:

  1. A project of this size needs many people to contribute for the data to be useful.
  2. Only you can provide information about the trees in your gardens and neighborhoods.

Scientists know a lot about trees growing in rural parts of the United Kingdom but less about the trees in urban areas. Information collected in this project will allow London's Natural History Museum and other research organizations to gain a better insight into:

  • the make-up of the United Kingdom’s urban forest and what tree species it contains
  • regional differences in what tree planting
  • how tree populations have changed over time as a result of urban planning or garden fashions
  • how changes in the climate might affect the timing of trees flowering and producing fruit

Funded by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.

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