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Campaign begins on April 22

The Neighbourhood Trees Campaign aims at engaging citizens to document all tree species across the country. To participate, sign up athttp://treesindia.in on the India Biodiversity Portal and upload your observations.— File Photo: K. Gopinathan
The Neighbourhood Trees Campaign aims at engaging citizens to document all tree species across the country. To participate, sign up athttp://treesindia.in on the India Biodiversity Portal and upload your observations.— File Photo: K. Gopinathan

Scientists are looking for citizen involvement in a research project they will undertake on Earth Day on April 22. India Biodiversity Portal will launch a nationwide ‘Neighbourhood Trees Campaign’ to record the tree species across the country.

All you need to do is “Grab a camera, photograph and document trees in your garden, road, neighbourhood park, farms, forests, lake shores or river banks, and sign up at treesindia.in and upload your observations,” according to founders of the campaign.

The ‘Neighbourhood Trees Campaign’ is part of the TreesIndia group activity (http://treesindia.in) on the India Biodiversity Portal in association with ATREE, SeasonWatch, Nizhal (Chennai), Keystone Foundation (Kotagiri), Strand Life Sciences and Azim Premji University.

Once the observations about trees in the neighbourhood are uploaded on http://treeindia.in where experts will help you identify unidentified species and confirm identified ones.

The aim of the campaign, according to the organisers, is to create awareness about the importance of trees in neighbourhoods and to aggregate information on tree diversity in India.

The neighbourhood trees campaign hopes to create a page for every one of the around 7,500 tree species across India. All data gathered will be openly accessible and in the public domain.

The campaign will go on until April 27.


  • To participate in the campaign, sign up at treesindia.in and upload your observations

  • The nationwide campaign will be held from April 22 to 27


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