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Observatree: Pioneering Tree Health Citizen Science in the UK and beyond

As we near the end of the Life-funded Observatree project we are hosting a one-day conference. This will take place at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh on 14 September 2017.

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New sweet chestnut blight outbreak – July 2017

The Forestry Commission has confirmed an outbreak of sweet chestnut blight in London.  Staff across the Observatree partnership are working to identify the extent of the outbreak.

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Observatree wins at Horticulture Week Custodian Awards

On Wednesday 28th June the annual Horticulture Week Custodian Awards took place at Woburn Abbey’s Sculpture Gallery.  These awards celebrate the best of parks, gardens and tree management by showcasing achievements and highlighting the role they play.

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Free local tree health training

A number of free one-day tree health training events will be taking place over the coming months.  The next event will be held on Tuesday 11 July at Kew Gardens. These events are designed to inform interested groups and individuals of current tree health concerns within their local area.  Also, to introduce the tools available to help play a part in protecting UK trees.
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latest-news-updated-volunteer-activity-mapObservatree volunteer activity from the start of the project (July 2014) to the end of September 2016

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93zcat-i1Observatree hits the road, September 2016

Ana Perez Sierra (Forest Research) and I had the pleasure of being invited to speak at the Arboricultural Association National Amenity conference held at Keele University on 4-7 September 2016. This year’s meeting was in collaboration with the Landscape Institute with the theme ‘Planning for the future’. It was attended by about 250 delegates from the UK and overseas..
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Observatree volunteer activity from the start of the project (July 2014) to end of March 2016

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