Paddock trees project

Upper Goulburn Landcare Network has recently secured funding from the previous Federal Government’s Community Environment Grants to protect paddock trees.

Fenced off single paddock tree in King Parrot Creek valley

Fenced off single paddock tree in King Parrot Creek valley

Paddock trees being generally large old trees provide hollows for nesting and more nectar than younger trees. Fallen leaf litter provides habitat for lizards, frogs, mammals and birds. Bats are a major user of paddock trees and play an important role in controlling agricultural pests – especially in landscapes with isolated vegetation and less bird activity. Unfortunately stock are killing them.

Members of the SCLG are participating in this project by fencing off individual trees in paddocks to prevent stock damage.

For more information check out: http://goulburnbroken.landcarevic.net.au/ugln/projects/paddock-trees-project

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