Habitat Hole....Very Exciting!


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After a tree falling on our garage and verandah we made the decision, not lightly, to take down some trees which which were close to the house. A friend
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suggested I look into the possibility of having a habitat hole sculptured into one which our aborist did for us this week. Left quite tall and with the canopy of the paper bark next to it we have our fingers crossed that a feathered friend will take up residence.
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Awesome!

Leaving parts of trees standing is always a good idea! I wanted to do that with a tree in the front of my house, but it was just too close to the house that I couldn't do it. Standing trees that are dead or dying are very important to wildlife and I think sometimes people are too quick to have them completely removed. You did a great thing for your local wildlife!

There's a guy I watch on youtube who is restoring some of his land to prairie and oak savanna, and he had to kill quite a few trees on his property. He talked with an expert and decided to leave a lot of those dead trees standing so rare woodpeckers in his area would have some valuable habitat.
 
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Those are some trees!

We did have a "dwarf" conifer in our very small garden.
It was about a foot tall when we bought it in 1985. We planted it on top of the rockery.

By 1995, it had grown to this size.

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In 2004 it was this tall


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I'd wired it to stop it spreading out.

By this year it had burst through the wires and no amount of restraining would stop it.


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So we had it cut down to a manageable height. It is still thriving.

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It has an interesting trunk and I'm training that eunonymus to grow over the top of it.


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