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Tree canopy layer video transcript

Video transcript

Behind me is one of my favourite trees that grow here at the Field of Mars Reserve.

It's called a Sydney red gum.

This tree along with many others helps to form the canopy layer of plants you can find here at Field of Mars.

These tall trees are really important for lots of Australian animals. Some animals will make their nest in them. Some animals look for food in them and some animals will use these trees to help move through the forest.

One of the animals that loves to use this tree is the Australian ringtail possum. They're a nocturnal animal so they come out into the forest at night time.

They use the trees behind me a bit like a highway because they'll move from branch to branch climbing from one tree to the next.

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