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Citizen power to save trees

February 14, 2014

04A Seeds germinating - lo-res

A citizen science study, involving more than 3,500 people, has revealed the spread and establishment of the horse chestnut leaf-miner in the UK according to a recent report by Mark Kinver for the BBC*

Our own initiative is a citizen-led project to plant saplings to defend our coastline against further erosion: coastal trees would help conduct much needed airborne moisture from the sea to increase rainfall over dry farmland. In cases of deluge, tree roots would help take up excess water.

Please help by collecting seeds and registering them at

View report by Mark Kinver Environment reporter at BBC News

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