Juvenile Grey Butcher bird - the first one I have seen in Tempe Reserve.

Juvenile Grey Butcher bird – the first one I have seen in Tempe Reserve.

It happened two years ago, but I’ve just seen it.

“The City of Playford has commenced a program of retaining selected standing dead street trees for their habitat value – this video explains the process and details the first such tree to be created, on Judd Road in Elizabeth, in the northern suburbs of Adelaide, South Australia.”

The tree is a ancient Red gum & a street tree.  Interestingly, the Arborist carved the ends of the branches to create more natural aesthetics & also to provide homes for insects. Natural holes were used to create access holes to man-made hollows. This has been happening in Europe.

The video is almost 18-minutes long, but worth watching for the information it provides.  It is interesting watch the Arborist create the hollows with a chainsaw.

Playford Council also provided native plants to the resident to add to the local biodiversity close to the habitat tree.   It’s great to see such enthusiasm from all involved, including the resident who lives closest to the street tree.  It’s a wonderful video.

To watch see – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPLWrmMjmnc

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