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Urban trees

Tape measure and compass lie on the ground with a large tree and buildings in the distance

Our research examines the abundance, variety, condition and value of urban trees.

We have expertise in:

  • remote sensing;
  • networked on-tree sensors;
  • data science;
  • citizen science.

We are focused on UK urban forests and are developing new tools and techniques to map, measure and value trees.

We lead on one of the OU’s flagship citizen science projects, Treezilla: the monster map of trees.

Why we should plant more trees in urban areas

PhD student Kate Hand from the School of Earth, Environment and Ecosystem Science discusses her urban forestry research and work with the Forest of Marston Vale to plant and measure trees to celebrate postgraduate research students by planting trees.

If you have any questions or want to find out more please contact Phil Wheeler.


Applications closed: Floodplain Meadows Partnership Research Associate

We are looking for a Research Associate to work within the Floodplain Meadows Partnership team in EEES. The post is fixed-term and part-time.

12th October 2021

New research: exploring the reproductive complexity of plants

New research published in the high-profile journal Science has explored the reproductive complexity of plants.

21st September 2021

Applications closed: Lecturer in Environment and Sustainability

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