Urban forests are vital to the health of people and nature. It is easy to take for granted the trees that line our streets and shade our homes, or the areas where we enjoy spending time outdoors in our community. 

In our highly urbanized world, urban forests are often the only habitat available for local wildlife and migrating birds. Invasive tree pests threaten the health of our urban forests. 

Help protect your urban forests and adopt a tree to monitor for signs of invasive pests threatening our region.

Monitor for Signs of These Invasive Pests

If the tree you adopt shows any of the signs described below, please take a photo of the suspected sign, note the location of the tree, and email  mdemarco@watertown-ny.gov with the subject of (adopt a tree).

Fill out the Form Below to Adopt a Tree to Monitor


Rob Williams                              rwilliams@tnc.org                     Program Director

Megan Pistolese megan.pistolese@tnc.org
Outreach and Education

Brittney Rogers brittney.rogers@tnc.org 
Aquatic Invasive Species

Robert Smith       robert.l.smith@tnc.org 
Terrestrial Invasive Species

Zachary Simek    zachary.simek@TNC.ORG     Conservation and GIS Analyst

During this time the best way to contact our team is via email.