Tree group learns about value of dead trees
Members of Umina Community Group's Grow Urban Shade Tree's sub-group recently took part in a Central Coast Council run Citizen Science event in Pearl Beach.
More than 20 residents were invited to take part in Council's Nature Citizen Science day which saw them explore the grounds of the Pearl Beach Arboretum to learn about the importance of tree hollows to native wildlife.
"We were surprised to learn just how much of our wildlife reside in tree hollows and therefore how desperately we need to retain our precious older trees where possible," said group member Ms Melissa Chandler.
"A number of health problems result for our wildlife when they are forced to compete for so few hollows.
"Even dead trees are a wildlife metropolis so please think twice before removing them and always consider adding extra man made nesting boxes to existing trees," Ms Chandler said.
Social media, 10 Jan 2020
Melissa Chandler, GUST