We are collaborating with the Salt River Project’s shade tree program and the Valley Permaculture Alliance‘s fruit tree initiative on an urban tree community scientist project. Community members who have planted shade trees or fruit trees from these organizations voluntarily join scientists at Arizona State University to study how urban trees thrive and grow.
These community scientists enter information about their trees on a web portal every six months. Some of this information is about the health of the trees, how the trees have been tended, and measurements on how the trees have grown. We compile this information and share it with the community scientists and our collaborators at the Salt River Project and Valley Permaculture Alliance.
For more information on the Urban Tree Community Scientist Project, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.