Native Tree Planting November 2016

February 2nd, 2017

20 natives species of trees were planted on the Holiday Home Park during a very busy few days in November.

Why?

Wildlife
In addition to providing vital habitat for birds, many other species of wildlife benefits as well. The colorful array of butterflies and moths are all dependent on very specific native plant species. Native plants provide nectar for pollinators including native bees, butterflies, moths, and bats. They provide protective shelter for many mammals. The native nuts, seeds, and fruits produced by these plants offer essential foods for all forms of wildlife.

Beauty:
Many native plants offer beautiful showy flowers, produce abundant colourful fruits and seeds, and brilliant seasonal changes in colors from the pale, thin greens of early spring, to the vibrant yellows and reds of autumn.

Helping the Climate:
Landscaping with native plants can combat climate change.  Many native plants, especially long-living trees like oaks and maples, are effective at storing the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide.