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The Dead Tree Detective

Are more Australian trees dying of drought? Scientists need your help spotting dead trees for this research project. If you are a land owner, farmer, resident in a rural area with notable tree die-back, they would like to hear from you.

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This noteworthy Western Sydney University project aims to collect observations of dead or dying trees around Australia, work out what the cause is, identify trees that are currently vulnerable in our ecosystem, and ultimatley take steps to protect them.

Called a citizen science project and the only one set up to monitor the ongoing health of Australian trees particualry after severe drought and bushfire, members of the general public can record and upload photos of dead or dying trees for ongoing assessment. What a great way to contribute to the future of trees in our climate.

For further reading please click here. Or you can register here directly on the Dead Tree Dectective project website.

11/03/2020 In the News


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