6/13/2018 0 Comments
Why "dead" trees are important
A tall, white, towering tree in a local part. May look dead (and it might be) but its not, as most would see it- ugly. Its actually beautiful and vital for wildlife. You see- trees like this are generally old. The older trees like this get, the more "hollows" they form.
A hollow is a semi-enclosed cavity which has naturally formed in the trunk or branch of a tree. They are found mainly in old trees- living or dead.
Small animals like to use hollows as places to take shelter from weather and other predators. They also nest in them.
They are very important to the survival of some animals. These pictures show how much our local Long-billed corella's LOVE trees like this "naked"
tree. In a park full of leafy trees- they were playing in this tree! They loved it.
They were using it like a jungle gym and were literally swinging around the branches.
So next time you see a tree like this that looks dead- maybe try and see if you can see any "hollows" or animals or birds using it. The birds were using this tree like a jungle gym- it was funny to watch.
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My name is Libby and I am 13 years old. I am a Koala Crusader- raising money and awareness for our VULNERABLE koala's and spreading messages about our wildlife that we are lucky enough to live WITH. These are stories written by ME!