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Urban Tree Survey

Main Project Information
Presented By Natural History Museum
Goal Help researchers learn about UK's urban trees
Task Map number, species, and location of urban trees
Where United Kingdom 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.

How to Join

Everything you need to take part in the survey, including full instructions, a survey form, interactive tools and identification keys, can be found on the project website at
NB: This project closed in 2015.

Ideal Age Group Elementary school (6 - 10 years), Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families, Seniors
Ideal Frequency Just once
Average Time Less than an hour
Spend the Time outdoors
Tags british, survey, surveys, tree, trees, uk
Project Updated 04/21/2017