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Treezilla

Main Project Information
Goal Map every tree in Britain
Task Add trees to an online mapping system
Where U.K.
Description

Treezilla is a mapping project based in Great Britain that challenges citizen scientists to map every tree in Britain. The mapping interface is easy to use and users can easily add their tree listings and even add photos for others to help them identify species. It’s free to use and the website even offers educational material for inquiry based science lessons.

Ultimately, a more complete map of Britain’s trees will help scientists how certain species are affected by climate change, disease, and patterns of land use. The website even has built in tools to measure how much CO2 is captured and what total economic benefit is gained from the different types of species for a given area.

Every tree added to the mapping system helps, and Treezilla helps make contributing easy. With the focus of the project is to map trees in urban environments – you can even map the trees in your back yard, school, or local park. Go outside, bring a friend, and start mapping trees today!

How to Join

Head to the Treezilla site and register here: http://treezilla.org/accounts/register/

Then, browse the identification guides and tips on measuring and start mapping!

Website http://treezilla.org/
Social Media
Participation Fee $0
Expenses $0
Required Gear

A computer with internet connectivity.

Ideal Age Group Elementary school (6 - 10 years), Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families
Spend the Time outdoors
Type of Activity On a hike, On a walk, run, At school, At home
Media Mentions
and Publications
Tags ecology, environment, great britain, map, mapping, tree, trees, uk
Project Updated 08/07/2016