THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED: Sunday 15 and 22 March
Researchers from the Cambridge University Department of Plant Sciences will be at the Garden, showcasing their research on the threats our native trees are facing. Along with Arboricultural Officers from Cambridge City Council, they will explain what the public can do to help.
Tree diseases are a major threat to urban trees and forests in the UK. To understand the spread of disease and to develop methods to combat their spread, researchers need help with mapping trees across the UK. However current data on locations of different tree species is limited and is often not very accurate. An important part of their research is looking at how more accurate information on the location and species of trees within the UK can be collected.
Visitors will be able to contribute to this project by taking part in a tree ID quiz, tree measuring activities and discovering which species are under threat. A research pop up stand will be based near the café where visitors will be able to interact with the researchers and discover more about the latest plant science taking place within the University.
They will also have the opportunity to learn about how they can help by taking part in tree related projects across Cambridge City https://www.cambridge.gov.uk/help-us-map-the-citys-trees.
Normal Garden Admission charges apply. Recommended age: 11+