Track a Tree

Track a Tree is looking for volunteer recorders to collect observations of woodland trees and flowering plants during successive springs. Your records will shed light on the seasonal timing of UK woodlands, and how changes in climate could affect them.

Scope:
Trees you can submit to the recording form include Silver birch (Betula pendula) and Pedunculate Oak (Quercus robur).
Taxonomy:
Tree
Habitat:
Woodland
Country:
UK Wide
Region:
UK Wide
Organisations:
The University of Edinburgh, The Woodland Trust and NERC Science of the Environment., Indicia, Biological Records Centre and Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.
How to take part:
Track a tree' in Spring and revisit the tree throughout Spring to record changes in its phenology

How to get involved

As a volunteer recorder for Track a Tree, you will be asked to complete two stages of recording:

Firstly, you’ll be asked to select the tree (or trees) you will track throughout spring, and record some information about them and their location. This only needs to be done once for each tree.
Secondly you will be asked to re-visit your trees throughout the spring, recording tree phenology until they come into leaf, and observing the flowering of several woodland plant species immediately beneath the tree. Follow the ‘How to take part’ webpage for more information and guidance. http://trackatree.bio.ed.ac.uk/howToRecord

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