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Snakes, Trees and Secret Valentines... What could all these things have in common?

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Snakes, Trees and Secret Valentines… what could all these things have in common?

Its been a slow news week… so I’m guessing the most pressing questions people have on their lips right now is, what do trees and snakes have in common and who is my 74 year old mothers secret valentine.

Well maybe its not exactly the two questions you had on your mind, but they are the two that I will attempt to answer in this blog post.

Question 1: What do snakes and trees have in common?

Depending on how observant you are, or perhaps how many gum trees you have in your back yard, you may have noticed how messy the trees are at the moment. A lot of this mess is in fact the trees shedding their bark.

Just like snakes, as a tree is actively growing, it needs to shed its bark in order for the tree to grow. Through a growing season cells divide at a microscopic level to produce new wood and new bark. These seasons depending on factors...

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Are we managing trees or targets... this is a story about the safe retention of a 100+ year old Oak tree.

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This is Oak tree is a special tree Estimated to be well over 100 years old. Tree FX - Quality Tree Management www.treefx.com.au (our sister company) has been lucky enough to help manage it over the years. The tree was visited recently by a 90 year old women who remembers as a child swinging from its limbs, she remembers the tree being as big then as it is today. Hence the age calculation of 100 years or more. The beauty of this tree is that it is not perfect, in fact there are some quite significant imperfections. The tree is hollow and has some very large wounds and structural issues. However what is really great is how the risks associated with such a significant and aging tree are being managed. The management plan has been implemented to manage targets (pedestrians walking below the tree) and not managing so much the tree itself. Many structural defects in this tree cannot be easily or effectively managed, the beauty is whilst the targets are being protected there is no actual need...

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Standing habitat trunks... How do they benefit me?

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Standing habitat trunks… How does it benefit me?

 

 

Have you ever driven down the road and noticed big dead tree trunks standing there seemingly with no real purpose? Did you ever wonder why they were left that way? The fact is when safe to do so a standing dead tree is basically an eco-system all of its own.

A home to birds, bats, insects standing dead trees create a diverse wealth of potential habitat for all sorts of critters. In fact, some of the habitat is so important as some animals will only ever use dead trees for homes; so, without them we run the risk of losing those creatures completely.

Some hollows in trees might take centuries to form in to holes large enough for possums, or sugar gliders or even hollows larger still that are suitable for predator birds such as the Powerful Owl. The Powerful Owl is Australia’s largest...

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