As part of the Ecology Solutions Management Plan we are establishing a more diverse environment including dense understory of native tree blocks for songbird nesting habitat as well as opening glades of native wildflowers for invertebrates and butterflies. 

We have planted 18,100 trees including 10,600 native trees over 2020-2021 and 7,500 planted between 2016-2019. This might seem a lot but there is more planting to help restore the understorey - a vital habitat and source of food for nesting songbirds. 

 

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Malus (apple) species in bloom Petersham Common March 2017