Links and Resources

Ash budburst and flowering


Identification resources:

Other UK-wide citizen science schemes

More phenology and others:

More trees:

  • The Woodland Trust records ancient and veteran trees across the UK through the Ancient Tree Hunt:
  • Treezilla is the monster map of trees, and aims to map all of the UK’s trees.
  • OPAL, the Open Air Laboratories project, runs a Tree Health Survey, and many other surveys you can get involved with.
  • If you don’t have any woodland nearby and would like to record trees in your town, have a look at the Urban Tree Survey run by the Natural History Museum.
  • Do you love conker trees? Conker tree science looks at the pests that are threatening one of our most loved trees.
  • SPLASH is a great project for more experienced recorders, surveying the plants and lichens associated with Ash trees. It is run by the Biological Records Centre and BSBI and several other partners.


Note: there are new versions of these files for 2015.

Other Information

Links from Track a Tree recorders

Some of our recorders are active bloggers, advocates for their local woodlands or are involved in other great projects. This is a list of those that we know about, please email us if you have a site we can share with the Track a Tree community:

  • Christine has written occasional posts for the Woodland Matters  and Woodland Trust blogs.
  • The Naturetale blog has some excellent and entertaining posts about learning to Track a Tree.
  • Fagley School's blog includes some lovely pictures of their Year 4 class selecting and measuring their tree.
  • The beautiful Breen Oakwood in Northern Ireland is the site of one of our recorders and has its own Facebook page full of photos.
  • Have a look at Poppy's Wanderings for a great account of a family getting involved in Track a Tree.
  • Ossjay's blog describes the spring changes in a South Wales woodland around her chosen tree.
  • On the Shallow Roots blog, you can read about one of our Scottish recorder's adventures with technology and trees.
  • The thetallgrasswaves blog documents the experiences of a recorder doing the John Muir Award who has taken part in Track a Tree.