July 16, 2010 / 8:43 AM / 9 years ago

Britons urged to count trees to fight climate change

LONDON (Reuters) - A British museum is urging the public to record trees in parks, streets and gardens as part of a three-year survey to uncover how climate change is affecting the environment.

London’s Natural History Museum is enlisting the public’s help to locate, identify and count trees to find out which species is growing where and how climate change impacts the tree population. Scientists know a lot about trees in rural areas but relatively little is known about urban areas, the survey’s website says.

The website, www.nhm.ac.uk/trees, gives guidance on how to collect information and identify species.

Reporting by Nina Chestney; Editing by Paul Casciato

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