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Spring Tree Quest 2019
March 15, 2019 - March 18, 2019
What is the Spring Tree Quest?
If you notice closely, every year the flowering patterns of common tree species seem to be changing. Is this due to climate change? Unfortunately, we don’t have the data to verify these suspicions. The Spring Tree Quest helps us fill these data gaps through the participation of interested citizens like you!
Tree Quests are held across India every three months, to get a snapshot of the leafing, flowering and fruiting patterns of common trees. When enough of this kind of data has been collected, we can compare patterns within and between years to really understand what is changing and how.
The Spring Tree Quest (15-18 March 2019) is the first bioblitz event this year and it hopes to capture the resplendence of the tree species that flower around this time each year
1. Follow 3 easy steps
- Download and register on the SeasonWatch app if you are a new user
- Login and make a casual observation on a tree (see tutorials below)
- Upload observations
2. Download tutorial
3. Watch tutorial
4. Unable to use our android app?
Participants can login to their account on the website and add casual observations.
Can I win a prize?
Spring Tree Quest Results
In March 2019, SeasonWatch held its second bioblitz event called the Spring Tree Quest. The idea of this event was to rapidly collect phenology data on the common and widespread trees of India. March is generally the time of flowering for many woody plant species and we hoped to capture this aspect of plant phenology through the data contributed by SeasonWatchers..
The Spring Tree Quest saw participation from across the country! 137 individuals, 50 schools & 9 colleges contributed data on 14706 trees from 22 states and 5 union territorries!
Here are the results of the Spring Tree Quest
Top 5 individual contributors
The top 5 individual contributors from across India are given below. The top count was almost 800!
- Prakash P U, Kerala 790
- Unnikrishnan M.P, Kerala 790
- Resley Roy Pariong, Meghalaya 632
- Lakshmikant Neve, Maharashtra 387
- Sujatha M, Kerala 254
Top 5 schools/colleges
The top 5 school/college contributors from across India are given below. We had a repeat top contributor school from the state of Kerala!
- ST. Helens GHS Lourdepuram, Kerala 4044
- M.T.S.S.K.G.U.P.School, Kerala 1171
- Shahid Manoj Singh Chohan(GIC Gaindi Khata), Uttarakhand 1016
- Government Higher Secondary School, Tamil Nadu 570
- Govt V H S S Veeranakavu, Kerala 393
Top 5 States
The top 5 states are given below. Kerala topped the list again, as in the previous Tree Quest, with > 9000 entries
- Kerala 9681
- Tamil Nadu 1047
- Uttarakhand 1022
- Karnataka 778
- Maharashtra 657
Here are the top five species monitored across the country
- Coconut palm – Cocos nucifera 1691
- Jackfruit – Artocarpus heterophyllus 1017
- Teak – Tectona grandis 1003
- Mango(all varieties) – Mangifera indica 995
- Neem – Azadirachta indica 859
Phenology of flowering trees
45% of all trees with the open flower phenology were flowering during the Spring Tree Quest. Here is the phenology of some of the more popular flowering trees during the Spring Tree Quest