AshTag.org

No, nothing to do with Twitter, but a new mobile phone app developed by the Adapt Low Carbon Group at the University of East Anglia.

AshTag is a free tool to help track the spread of the ash ‘die back’ fungus. Anyone with the app can use their phone’s camera and GPS to send a picture, and the location, of any trees suspected of having the die back fungus.  Sightings will be verified by an expert panel, and partner organisations alerted, to help them try and reduce the spread of the disease.

The app is available for the iPhone and the Android.  And anyone with a regular mobile phone can manually upload and submit a picture to the AshTag website.

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