An early warning system for tree health


What we are going to do

Citizen Science

A network of volunteers


Help us look for diseases


Tree health resources

Pests and Diseases

What we are looking out for


Spotted tree disease?

Welcome to Observatree, an award winning collaborative project between Forest Research, Forestry Commission England, Scottish Forestry, APHA, Defra, Fera Science Ltd, the National Trust, Welsh Government and the Woodland Trust. Using citizen science we aim to help spot new pest and disease threats to UK trees.

Observatree’s response to Covid 19

During these unprecedented times Observatree is asking all of its volunteers to follow the latest government guidelines around social distancing and time spent outdoors. Therefore we have asked them to refrain from conducting tree health surveys until government guidelines change, to help protect themselves and others from the virus. The Observatree team are working hard to continue to answer your enquiries around tree health but please bear in mind that there may be an extra delay in receiving a response. Remember that during this time there are a wealth of resources on the Observatree website and this might be the ideal time to refresh your ID skills or learn something new from one of our existing webinars. We hope that you all can stay safe and well. Observatree Team.