Use this FAQ to help answer some of the basic questions you might have. If you do not find an answer in this FAQ then please use the Contact Us form to send us your question.
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Anywhere in Michigan!
You are able to create new locations at any time, and can record the amount of mast present once the fruits or nuts are visible.
Click the Submit Data menu option to access the data portal and begin submitting your observations. You can also submit data using the smartphone applications available for the iPhone or Android devices.
The information and data that you submit is kept private. Only you and system administrators are allowed to view your data submissions.
When creating a new location you will identify the plant and map its position. These locations will only be recorded once and will be saved to your account. For each location, you will observe the mast production (called an observation). If you make observations of the same plant over time you will build a personal database of masting patterns. When making an observation you will describe the amount of mast on the plant as None, Few, or Many.
If the berry patch is continuous and has the same amount of mast, please create only one location.
The None, Few, and Many amount categories only pertain to nuts that have not yet fallen. We ask that you do not report on trees that have already lost the majority of their nuts. If only some of the nuts have fallen, please only record the amount still in the tree.
We are most interested in the species provided in the list. If you believe you have a new species that would be beneficial to track, you can send us an email requesting an addition to the list.