Observatree festive cheer

Observatree festive cheer

Within the Observatree project, we’re always on the lookout for mechanisms to promote tree health. When we reach 365 Priority Pests and Diseases, we already have plans for a page-a-day calendar. But until then, we thought we’d try something a little festive. Below is a song for you to try with your friends, family and colleagues. And if they ask what it’s about, you can explain or point them to the Observatree website!

On the first day of Christmas, the surveyor sent to me, a horse chestnut leaf miner

On the second day of Christmas, the surveyor sent to me, two plane lace bugs, and a horse chestnut leaf miner

On the third day of Christmas, the surveyor sent to me, three O.P.M.s, two plane lace bugs, and a horse chestnut leaf miner

On the fourth day of Christmas, the surveyor sent to me, four Chestnut blight, three O.P.M.s, two plane lace bugs, and a horse chestnut leaf miner

On the fifth day of Christmas, the surveyor sent to me, five A.O.Ds, four Chestnut blight, three O.P.M.s, two plane lace bugs, and a horse chestnut leaf miner

On the sixth day of Christmas, the surveyor sent to me, six Ringspot virus, five A.O.Ds, four Chestnut blight, three O.P.M.s, two plane lace bugs, and a horse chestnut leaf miner

On the seventh day of Christmas, the surveyor sent to me, seven Sirococcus, six Ringspot virus, five A.O.Ds, four Chestnut blight, three O.P.M.s, two plane lace bugs, and a horse chestnut leaf miner

On the eighth day of Christmas, the surveyor sent to me, eight Dothistroma, seven Sirococcus, six Ringspot virus, five A.O.Ds, four Chestnut blight, three O.P.M.s, two plane lace bugs, and a horse chestnut leaf miner

On the ninth day of Christmas, the surveyor sent to me, nine Bronze birch borers, eight Dothistroma, seven Sirococcus, six Ringspot virus, five A.O.Ds, four Chestnut blight, three O.P.M.s, two plane lace bugs, and a horse chestnut leaf miner

On the tenth day of Christmas, the surveyor sent to me, ten Spruce bark beetles, nine Bronze birch borers, eight Dothistroma, seven Sirococcus, six Ringspot virus, five A.O.Ds, four Chestnut blight, three O.P.M.s, two plane lace bugs, and a horse chestnut leaf miner

On the eleventh day of Christmas, the surveyor sent to me, eleven Chestnut gall wasps, ten Spruce bark beetles, nine Bronze birch borers, eight Dothistroma, seven Sirococcus, six Ringspot virus, five A.O.Ds, four Chestnut blight, three O.P.M.s, two plane lace bugs, and a horse chestnut leaf miner

On the twelfth day of Christmas, the surveyor sent to me, twelve Zigzag sawflies, eleven Chestnut gall wasps, ten Spruce bark beetles, nine Bronze birch borers, eight Dothistroma, seven Sirococcus, six Ringspot virus, five A.O.Ds, four Chestnut blight, three O.P.M.s, two plane lace bugs, and a horse chestnut leaf miner

On the thirteenth day of Christmas, the surveyor sent to me, thirteen Asian longhorns, twelve Zigzag sawflies, eleven Chestnut gall wasps, ten Spruce bark beetles, nine Bronze birch borers, eight Dothistroma, seven Sirococcus, six Ringspot virus, five A.O.Ds, four Chestnut blight, three O.P.M.s, two plane lace bugs, and a hamper of food and good wine!

 

Happy Christmas from all at Observatree.