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Last December I posted about two new habitat trees in Mackey Park Marrickville next to the Cooks River. See – http://bit.ly/2lvRKKn
The Inner West Council said they had created three new habitat trees, but I was unable to find the third tree. Well I found it. It is one of the poplars close to the Rowers Club on the river side of the shared pathway.
I hope Council plants at least three new trees in this park to make up for the canopy loss of the others. There is room.
The following photos are examples of how Marrickville Council creates a habitat tree, which is a tree that would normally be removed because it presents a risk to the public or infrastructure. Instead it is modified to remain useful to wildlife.
These were on display in Council’s kiosk at the Marrickville Festival last Sunday. I did not go to the festival, but was fortunate to be shown these exhibits last week.
I found it extremely interesting to be able to look at these hollows & to see close-up just how small the entrance are. It’s one thing to see a photo or read a description & something else entirely to be able to see & touch a real one.
I think it was a great idea for Marrickville Council to create such an exhibit & feel happy that so many in our community got to see & touch these exhibits as I did.
You can read about habitat trees here – http://bit.ly/1034evv