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A well-managed and operational Conservation Gateway is in our future! Marketing, Conservation, and Science have partnered on a plan to rebuild the Gateway into the organization’s enterprise content management system (AEM), with a planned launch of a minimal viable product in late 2024. If you’re interested in learning more about the project, reach out to for more info!

Citizen Science tools and phone applications to aid in the identification and reporting of known tree pests and the monitoring of the health of existing urban forests.

Healthy Trees, Healthy Cities App

 A phone app that will help you take actions to improve the quality of life in your community through the planting, care, and stewardship of trees.

Click here for Android version
Click here for Apple version

Pest Reporting Apps

  • EDDMAPS Phone Application - A wide range of invasive plant and tree pest surveying and reporting resources for regions around the country
  • iMapInvasives – an online, GIS-based, data management tool for invasive species monitoring and management
  • Outsmart Invasives - a phone application for reporting invasive plants and tree pests in Massachusetts

Tree Identification Apps

  • Leafsnap - Identifies trees from the Northeast U.S. and Canada with pictures of their leaves
  • iNaturalist - A social network for identifying any types of life - mammals, birds, insects, and plants. Photos can be identified with a computer recognition feature and through the network of amateur and professional ethusiasts 

Tree Stewardship Apps

  • Purdue Tree Doctor - Designed to help identify pests and diseases found in trees. Focused on Midwest and Eastern U.S. trees ($1.99)