Hollows for Habitat

As a leader of environmental initiatives, Mosman Council is continuing to develop and implement programs and management strategies that aim to protect, preserve and enhance its natural areas.

Due to the reduction over the past 200 years of natural ecosystems, native fauna and their habitat, the retention, protection, and creation of natural shelters is becoming ever more important. Several species of native fauna depend on tree hollows for breeding.

To increase the number of wildlife and preserve local biodiversity, Mosman Council has created several species specific “Habitat Stag Trees” and terrestrial habitat areas in dead trees using techniques developed in-house. Through this initiative Council hopes that these creations will become nesting sites for native birds, small mammals and reptiles.

Take a look at the Gardening Australia ‘Hollows for Habitat’ feature where Mosman Council demonstrated how it is done.

For more information on the creation of terrestrial habitat and habitat stag trees in the Mosman area or how to create habitat within your own property please contact Councils Environment and Open Space Team on 9978 4000.