This morning I spoke to some students from Benowa Primary School at the Gold Coast Botanical Gardens about why we should care about trees, the environment as well as what you can do at home to help the earth. After that I planted some trees with them. It was so great to see them all so enthusiastic about the task and got the trees in the ground in no time at all. Did you know it takes 100 years for a tree to form a tree hollow. Wildlife use these hollows to raise their young in. But some species such as the Carnaby's Black Cockatoo need specialised hollows and those take longer to form.
This was in conjunction with Arbour Day. Arbour Day encourages people to plant and take care of trees. It isn't only Australia's wildlife like the Lesser Bilby and the Southern Day Frog that is being wiped out. Since settlers have arrived in Australia 60 plant species have became extinct. The main threat facing the worlds plant species is habitat destruction. One endangered plant species is the Wollemi Pine (less then 100 left in the wild) and it was discovered in 1994. This tree is found in the
Wollemi National Park. What did you do on Arbour Day? I would love to hear.
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