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Who is involved: UK Tree Health Citizen Science Network

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David Slawson

Imperial College London

Coordinator of THSCN, Observatree volunteer with a general interest in tree health citizen science research and policy.







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Jane Barbrook

Animal & Plant Health Agency

APHA lead for the wider environment including delivering of surveys and managing outbreaks of plant pests & diseases.

Observatree Board member – supportive of citizen science, volunteer development and using survey data to complement wider plant health activities and knowledge of P&Ds




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Peter Crow

Forest Research

Observatree Project Manager & Landscape and Environmental Scientist








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 Andy Gordon

Started research on germination & dormancy of barley in the whiskey industry 1962-70 and been dealing with trees since 1970 when I joined Forest Research as Seeds Research and then Principal Seeds Officer.

From 1981 till 2001 started and ran a private tree seed company (Forestart).

Since retiring I have volunteered with the National Trust (recording ancient trees) then with the Woodland Trust recording trees (Ancient Tree Inventory) and since about 2008 monitoring tree health via ObervaTree.


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  Rebecca Gosling

Woodland Trust & Observatree

Volunteer manager for Observatree and tree health evidence officer at the Woodland Trust.







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Samantha Green

CAWR, Coventry University

Research assistant: HOMED projectCheck-a-Sweet-Chestnut, Observatree volunteer, Warwick Tree Warden volunteer








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Phil Handley

Forest Research

GIS Specialist










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Tom Jenkins

Forest Research

Head of Forest Research Wales










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Charles Lane

Fera Science Limited

Plant health and biosecurity consultant, responsible for developing plant health professional skills and education.  Involved in OPAL Tree health survey, the International Plant Sentinel Network and Observatree.




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Kate Lewthwaite

Woodland Trust

Involved in Observatree since its inception, current Board member









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Ana Perez-Sierra

Forest Research

Head of Tree Health Diagnostic & Advisory Service









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Michael Pocock

UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

Researcher with an ecological focus, who is interested in the whole system of citizen science: it’s benefits to people and for science; how best to use citizen science for specific purposes; using the data for robust ecological science for decision-making. Works to build the evidence base for the best use of citizen science, but also interested in new innovations in citizen science.





carolyn riddell

Carolyn Riddell

Forest Research

Forest pathology technician and Lab manager










yorkshire arboretum

 The Tree Health Centre at the Yorkshire Arboretum

Royal Botanic Gardens Kew partner garden.

Observatree Associate and International Plant Sentinel Network Member.

Providing specialist training focused on the development of a healthy treescape from our stunning 3000+ collection of tree and shrub taxa.

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