The NHM (Natural History Museum) is currently conducting a nationwide ‘Urban Survey’ of trees found private gardens. Most of the trees growing in our towns and cities are found in private gardens and information on their distribution is very limited. NHM hope to find out more about the trees in our gardens by asking the public to undertake their own tree surveys. The information collected will contribute to our understanding of the UK’s trees and provide a baseline against which future changes can be measured, so it will be useful for generations to come.
At David Archer Associates, we will be contributing to this nationwide survey by entering any noteworthy or interesting trees we find during our day-today surveys. Our level of expertise will mean we can identify rare species that may otherwise go unrecorded.
The NHM website has a dedicated section to this survey where you can enter your findings, learn how to identify certain trees and also see the results from other people findings.