Community Science at Hoyt Arboretum: Western Redcedar Dieback Project

Community Science at Hoyt Arboretum: Western Redcedar Dieback Project

Date(s) - September 5, 2023
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm


Recent observations of dieback and mortality in Western redcedar (Thuja plicata) around the Pacific Northwest have raised concerns about this iconic tree species’ ability to cope with climate change. Hoyt Arboretum will be participating in its third season of a community science effort to measure, assign a health rating, and monitor the health of the Western redcedars in Hoyt Arboretum’s collection as part of the regional Forest Health Watch Program, which tracks dieback across the Northwest.

Join Hoyt Arboretum’s curator Martin Nicholson for on-site training at Hoyt Arboretum on Tuesday, September 5 from 3:30-4:30pm to learn how to participate in the Western Redcedar Dieback Project.

Volunteers should be available to monitor their assigned trees at Hoyt Arboretum before the end of September. This volunteer role is a great opportunity for individuals interested in community science and volunteering outdoors with a flexible schedule. Volunteers will need Internet access on a personal device (smartphone, tablet, computer) to record their observations online at

Questions? Please contact Becky at


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