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New Englanders - Get ready for Tree Observations!
posted Feb 14, 2013 03:52 PM by dhartel

New England Leaf Out Project - Special Campaign

Are trees in the New England region leafing out earlier than they did in the past? Do tree species leaf out at different times? These are questions that researchers at Boston University are trying to answer. You can assist them in this aim by tracking the leaf-out of ten deciduous tree species.

Follow the link to the National Phenology Network's special campaign page to see the list of recommended species that will help track leafout for scientists..

Photo: leafout on Acer rubrum "October Glory" in Northeast Georgia (07Apr12)

Learn more at http://www.usanpn.org/nelop


Tree Observers Needed!
posted Feb 14, 2013 03:41 PM by dhartel

Maples, Oaks, and Poplars - Special Campaign

Help scientists and natural resources managers track the “green wave” —the flush of green that accompanies leaf-out –over the course of the spring season, and the spread of seasonal color across the country in the autumn. Observations of individual plants, taken on the ground, can help decision makers develop forecast models and early warning systems for use in forest management and public health administration via pollen forecasting.

Follow the link to the National Phenology Network's special campaign page to see the list of recommended species that will paint a national picture of the 2013 "green wave".

Photo: budburst on Fagus grandifolia in Wooster, Ohio (20Apr12)

Learn more at http://www.usanpn.org/MOP


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