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Volunteer Citizen Scientists are wanted

Volunteer Citizen Scientists are wanted now to survey the ecological health of trees planted as part of Brisbane City Council’s 2 Million Trees Project. The project will start surveying tree plots at Wacol in September and continue until June next year.

THECA needs at least 10 volunteer citizen scientists to work in small groups and survey 20 plots of trees in the Wacol area. Over 400,000 native trees were planted at Wacol and this pilot project will determine the best methods to undertake surveys of the trees health and equip local people with new scientific skills.

No specialist skills are necessary as a free Training Workshop will equip all volunteers with suitable flora and fauna identification and simple, habitat assessment skills. This workshop will be held in September/October and plots will surveyed regularly until June 2020.

Between 2009 and 2012 Brisbane City Council coordinated the planting of two million native trees across the city, as part of its Greening Brisbane Plan and to complement its bushland acquisition program by establishing the framework for large areas of native bushland ecosystems.

Hopefully, this condition assessment will provide Council and other large-scale tree planters with new information on tree health, pest attack and fauna influences

Contact Greg Siepen (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for more information and to register your interest.