Engagement Officer - Observatree
I am passionate about the health of our trees. I manage volunteers tasked with surveying woods and trees for signs of pests and diseases. If we can gather more information, we might be able to control the impact of these diseases, or even eradicate them completely.
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Apple Day 2017: What to do with your apples
Blog post By Helen Jones, 20 October 2017, Things to see and do, Wildlife & nature, Tree planting
As we celebrate Apple Day, find out how apple trees can benefit the wildlife in your garden and pick up some tips on what to do with leftover apples.
How to make a butterfly house: a step by step guide
Blog post By Helen Jones, 5 July 2017, Things to see and do, Wildlife & nature
A fun, practical guide to building your own butterfly house and other tips to attract beautiful butterflies to visit your garden
What do blackbirds eat? How to feed them well
Blog post By Helen Jones, 8 January 2017, Wildlife & nature
The common blackbird can be spotted in our parks, gardens and the wider countryside throughout the year, but what should you feed them?
Where does mistletoe grow? And how to find it in the wild
Blog post By Helen Jones, 8 December 2016, Wildlife & nature
There are many species of mistletoe found around the globe but did you know which we most commonly associate with midwinter and Christmas tradition? And would you know where to find it in the wild? Find out more.
Help us spot tree disease this summer
Blog post By Helen Jones, 11 July 2016, Threats
The UK is at risk of losing millions of trees to pests and diseases which could seriously damage our beloved landscapes and wildlife populations. With your help we can try and minimise the extent of this damage.
Blog post By Helen Jones, 28 April 2016, Wildlife & nature
Woodland birds are often heard long before they can be seen. Each species has its own signature tune from the basic call of the chiff-chaff to the rich and complex melody of the blackbird.
Observatree attends the Early Warning System Conference
Blog post By Helen Jones, 31 March 2016, Volunteering, Threats
A group of volunteers from the Observatree Project attended the Conference on Tree & Plant Health Early Warning Systems in Europe at The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Find out how it went.
Soil, a perfect medium for spreading tree disease
Blog post By Helen Jones, 5 May 2015, Threats
In recent years, the Woodland Trust has observed a huge rise in the number of pests and diseases introduced into the UK. Find out what this has to do with soil.
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