Get involved with protecting trees

Have you been inspired by the tree health survey? Learn more about trees and protecting them from pests and diseases.

Organisations

  • Ferawww.fera.defra.gov.uk
    The Food and Environment Research Agency is an executive agency of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and worked with OPAL to develop the tree health survey.
  • Forest Researchwww.forestry.gov.uk/forestresearch
    One of the world’s leading centres of research into woodlands and forestry, Forest Research worked with OPAL to develop the tree health survey.
  • Forestry Commission – www.forestry.gov.uk
    The Forestry Commission of Great Britain is the government department responsible for the protection and expansion of Britain's forests and woodlands.
  • Scottish Environment Protection Agencywww.sepa.org.uk
    Scotland's environmental regulator which works to protect the environment and human health.
  • Natural Resources Walesnaturalresourceswales.gov.uk
    New body managing the environment and natural resources in Wales.
  • Woodland Trustwww.woodlandtrust.org.uk
    Woodland conservation charity that works with others to plant more native trees; protect native woods, trees and their wildlife for the future; and inspire everyone to enjoy and value woods and trees.
  • Forest Education Initiativewww.foresteducation.org
    FEI aims to increase the understanding and appreciation, particularly among young people, of the environmental, social, and economic potential of trees, woodlands and forests.
  • Observatree - www.observatree.org.uk
    Protecting the UK’s trees, woods and forests from harmful pests and diseases using a network of trained volunteers.

Resources

  • Tree ID gallery – do you know your Oak from your Ash? Test your identification skills in our online gallery.
  • Discover orchards – learn more about the organisms that grow on trees in orchards.
  • Tree ID forum – still not sure which species you're looking at? Ask others in the Natural History Museum's forum.

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