Plant a Large Tree
Action: Plant a Large Tree in your garden.
Our definition of a large habitat tree is one that can grow taller than 15 metres.
Habitat Value: Level 5
Shelter and Food
For people with bigger gardens, Large Habitat Trees are one of the highest scoring ReWild activities.
The ReWild scoring system only measures your impact with the resources available to your site; people with smaller gardens can still earn a high ReWild score without planting Large Habitat Trees.
The Level 5 habitat value reflects the high food and shelter value to wildlife, including other plants that benefit from growing under the canopy.
Because these trees take decades to grow to maturity, it is important that you include any existing trees on your site in your initial site survey.
Planting a large tree requires planning and decades of foresight. Before planting a large tree, always check with utility providers to avoid the risk of future root damage.
If your property doesn’t have power lines, your local council may approve (or even provide) a large tree for your verge.
Always check with Water Corporation and Dial Before You Dig before what and where to plant.