Season's end: Important news about Track a Tree

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Dear Track a Tree supporters,

As the nights draw in and the last oak leaves and hawthorn berries cling to their branches, we’ve been spending time thinking about the future of Track a Tree.

After much discussion, and consideration of a number of options, we have decided that the Track a Tree project will not be continuing in spring 2018. 


We have taken this decision for a number of reasons, and in part because our sister project Nature’s Calendar has recently improved its phenology recording website. Over the coming weeks Christine will be working with the Nature’s Calendar team at the Woodland Trust to put together guidance for recording some of your Track a Tree observations on their new site.

For those of you who wish to download your Field diary entries from our website, please do so by the end of Thursday 7th December. If you would like to access the full set of records you have submitted, please get in touch with us by email - 

Track a Tree was developed as part of Christine’s PhD at the University of Edinburgh, and she is immensely grateful for the contribution of all participants in helping to complete her research. Although the project is ending, we will update this blog with information about any work that is published based on Track a Tree.

We’d like to take this opportunity to extend our very great thanks to everyone who has been part of the project over the last 5 years, whether you have recorded for us, tweeted about us or helped spread the word about phenology in any way! 

Look out for our next update with details about opportunities to record on the new expanded Nature’s Calendar website. 

In the meantime, enjoy the last of autumn.

Christine and Ally – The Track a Tree team