Anyone can be a community scientist!

Community members like you are driving research about the health of our forests.

The purpose of this community science program is two-fold:

  1. To accelerate research and find solutions about forest health issues.
  2. To empower communities to care for the health of trees and forests.

Ways to Contribute

Accelerate research

Join the movement to understand the effects of climate change on our forests and communities by taking photos of western redcedar and sharing them on the iNaturalist Mobile App!

Share the project with your communities

Protecting our forests is a community effort. We can’t do it without you or the community around you! Share this project with your community or contact us to organize a presentation.

Share your perspective

Your perspective is important to us! Let us know how this program can better serve you and your communities!

Partner with us

Help shape this program! We’re always looking for more communities and partners to engage with and learn from.

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Your tax-deductible gift, whether its a cup of coffee or something greater, will help us impact more communities and make more discoveries together.

Tree reserach at WSU Puyallup REC

Welcome

The purpose of this program is to provide opportunities to contribute to research and keep forests healthy. Become a community scientist and help advance knowledge!

Community Science

Community science is a form of research that is championed by communities. Anyone can become a community scientist and advance knowledge through their community.

Research

Healthy urban and rural forests provide many critical services to humanity. Join us to study and mitigate the factors threatening the health of our forests!

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Upcoming Events

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Tacoma Tree Health Community Science In Person Meet-up

Join us on Sunday at 10am on October 2, 2022 for a short walk to learn and practice methods for contributing to the research this fall. Meet in the parking …

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iNaturalist ‘How To’ – Community Office Hours – October

Have questions about using the iNaturalist platform? We're here to help! Join us during this Community Office Hour to learn more about using iNaturalist and troubleshoot any of your issues. …

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Online – MS Teams,

Western Redcedar Research Update – October

Join us for a presentation and discussion about the dieback of western redcedar, the ways you can help, and the patterns we're seeing. This event will be hosted through Microsoft …

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Online – MS Teams,

Forest Health Q&A – Community Office Hour – October

Have questions about forest health? Want to learn more about the Forest Health Watch program? Join us during this office hour to ask questions and learn about the issues affecting …

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Online – MS Teams,

Tribal Community Office Hours (for tribal members) – October

These meetings are hosted specifically for tribes and tribal members. We will be available to listen and discuss any plant health issues every third Monday of the month. We welcome …

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Online – Microsoft Teams Meeting,

iNaturalist ‘How To’ – Community Office Hours – November

Have questions about using the iNaturalist platform? We're here to help! Join us during this Community Office Hour to learn more about using iNaturalist and troubleshoot any of your issues. …

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Online – MS Teams,

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