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Tree habitats

Tree habitats

What are trees?

Trees are usually tall with a single trunk at the base and a canopy of branches and leaves at the top. Australia has thousands of species of native trees including eucalypts, wattles, she-oaks and paper barks.

Trees as habitat

Trees produce leaves, seeds and nectar that provide food for many animals. Alive or dead they provide nest sites including hollows for mammals, birds and reptiles.

Tree hollows and nest boxes

Most trees take around 100 years to form tree hollows. An artificial hollow can be provided by a nest box. Each animal has specific requirements for a nest box.

Find out more

Habitat is a special digital book that investigates the needs of living things through detailed text, interactive activities, videos and stunning images.

Explore the value of habitats such as trees, shrubs and ground cover plants and non-living habitats such as leaf litter, rocks, logs and water.

Find out how to create and restore habitats that will help animals survive and thrive.

This book supports Australian Curriculum biological sciences and living world.

Download free from Apple Books.

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