Save a species by adopting a tree

Protection of large hollow bearing trees on private land by 'adopting a tree' is crucial to the survival of species in an area.

Project name Save a species by adopting a tree!

Species name

Superb parrot (Polytelis swainsonii), squirrel glider (Petaurus norfolcensis) and other hollow bearing bird species

Location

Southern Tablelands and south west slopes NSW

Project description

Natural tree hollows are valuable and often essential for many animals. They provide refuge from the weather and predators, and are safe sites for roosting and breeding. Destroying living or dead hollow bearing trees can displace or kill animals, especially birds who depend on those trees. Protection of large hollow bearing trees on private land by 'adopting a tree' is crucial to the survival of species in the area.

Partners

Various Landcare groups (including Upper Lachlan Landcare, Mid Lachlan Landcare, LachLandcare, Hovells Creek Landcare, Boorowa Community Landcare, Young District Landcare and Yass Landcare)

Local Land Services

Greening Australia

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service

Funds or contribution

$500 per tree. This includes the tree and other materials needed for planting. Planting will be done by the project partners, however if your organisation would like to volunteer and help plant, please let us know.

Desired outcomes

Increase the number of large hollow bearing trees and ensure they are maintained so native wildlife can survive and continue to breed and promote biodiversity.