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Summer Tree Quest – 2019
June 14, 2019 - June 17, 2019
What is the Summer Tree Quest?
Are common trees around you green and dense with leaves? Do they have fruits? Is the pattern of leafing and fruiting changing from one year to the next and is this due to climate change? Unfortunately, we don’t have the data to verify these suspicions. The Summer 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 Summer Tree Quest (14-17 June 2019) is the second SeasonWatch bioblitz event this year and it hopes to capture the patterns of leafing flowering and fruiting of trees in the summer season
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.
How many trees can I monitor?
You can choose to do this for as many trees as you want and also on one or more days between the 14th and 17th of June 2019. You cannot repeat observations on the same tree more than once. If you participated in the Spring Tree Quest held in March, (if possible) do revisit the trees you reported the last time round and let us know if you saw any changes this season!
Can I win a prize?
Summer Tree Quest Results
Here are the results of the Summer Tree Quest
79 individuals, 32 schools & 2 collegescontributed data on20267 trees from 18 states and 2 union territorries!
Top 5 schools/colleges
The top 5 school/college contributors from across India are given below. Yet again St Helens from Kerala was the top contributor!
- St Helens G.H.S. (3564 trees)
- M. T. S. S. K. G. U. P. S. (1646 trees)
- C. P. N. M. G. H. S. S. Mathamangalam (449 trees)
- G. H. S. Kalichanadukkam (421 trees)
- G.V.H. S. S. Veeranakkavu (377 trees)
Top 5 States
The top 5 states are given below. About 85% of all entries were from the state of Kerala, yet again topping the list!
- Kerala (17587 trees)
- Tamil Nadu (675 trees)
- Maharashtra (670 trees)
- Meghalaya (529 trees)
- Karnataka (234 trees)
Here are the top five species monitored across the country
- Teak – Tectona grandis 3261
- Mango (all varieties) – Mangifera indica 1895
- Jackfruit – Artocarpus heterophyllus 1767
- Neem – Azadirachta indica 937
- Chandada – Macaranga peltata 928
Phenology of flowering trees
Most tree species this summer were full of mature leaves and many had mature fruits, including our top four species