A participatory science project for climate-resilient forests in Europe

What is MyGardenOfTrees?

MyGardenOfTrees is a participatory science project supported by the European Commission and led by a team of researchers from the Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL. The aim of MyGardenOfTrees is to evaluate the growth and regeneration capacity of silver fir (Abies alba Mill.) and European beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) through experimental gardens across Europe. Observations obtained from these gardens will be used to develop a prediction tool for foresters to help them build forests better adapted to climate change.

Would you like to join us as a participant?

Join us to be part of a scientific project and to build future forests resilient to climate change!

If you are a forest manager, a forest owner, or an interested citizen (e.g. biology teacher) with relevant authorization from the forest owner, you are welcome to join us! We will help you set up your micro-garden with seeds from various provenances, track the germination, development and growth of trees for 5 years or longer, and share your data with us.

Are you already a participant?

Your observations are valuable to us. Please let us know if you need help.

Thank you for your engagement with MyGardenOfTrees! We try to make the observations as intuitive and effortless as possible for you. Our team is constantly improving the protocols and the mobile app.

Would you like to have an overview of all the participants of the 2021-2026 trials ?

Would you like to explore the germination data of the 2021-2026 trials ?


July 2022

WSL Media Release on MyGardenOfTrees

WSL has just published an article featuring MyGardenOfTrees! If you want to read a short text on why we are doing this, where we are at, and what are we planning for the future, check it out here. The article is available in English, German, French and Italian!

July 2022

First participants of the 2022-2027 trials!

The call for registration has opened at the end of June and we already have enthusiastic foresters and institutions joining us from France, Croatia, Poland and Italy. Join us from your country and register to become a participant!

July 2022

Getting ready for the seed collection campaign

MyGardenOfTrees hired experienced tree climbers that will help us collecting seeds this autumn. Valeska Holenstein, our tree climber from Switzerland, has already started training the rest of the team!