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Citizen science

The Open Air Laboratories (OPAL)

The Open Air Laboratories (OPAL) network is a UK-wide citizen science initiative that allows you to get hands-on with nature, whatever your age, background or level of ability.

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A collaborative project between Forest Research, the Forestry Commission, APHA, Defra, Fera, the National Trust, Natural Resources Wales and the Woodland Trust. Funded by the EU’s Life programme, which aims to help spot new pest and disease threats to UK trees.

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Open Elm Project

The Open Elm Project is a collaboration between Red Robot Studios and Isle of Man Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture to create a detailed, public-powered record of the Islands's elm trees to help monitor and control Dutch Elm Disease.

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