Dogwoods are one of the most popular landscape trees in the American South, but little is known about the genetics of these spring-blooming beauties.
UGA researchers are hoping to recruit an army of citizen scientists this spring to help collect data that will help them better understand genetic variation among dogwood trees.
To help, register as a volunteer observer with the USA National Phenology Network’s Nature’s Notebook and then collect data on the appearance of flowers, leaves and fruits on dogwood trees. Registered observers can collect data through an app that is available in the Apple and Android stores.
Visit the website at https://www.usanpn.org/nn/dogwood_genome.