Links and Resources

Ash budburst and flowering

Links

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.

Downloads

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: info@trackatree.org.uk

  • 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.