Without a doubt, Bunya trees are the most fascinating tree of our Sunshine Coast area. Not only have they provided a rich source of food to people for tens of thousands of years, they have also been the basis of important rituals. While many Bunya trees have been cleared in the last few decades for their timber, it is promising to see a resurgence in their popularity. Many councils now actively maintain and protect them.
It is never a dull landscape on the Sunshine Coast! Being sub-tropical and coastal, it seems to be full of life and greenery all year round. One time of year is especially outstanding. A time of year that brings out the best of our trees and forests is the summer storm season. These are some recent images of fungi, seeds and flowers flourishing in our wet rain forests.
The best ways to prevent gum tree limbs being dropped on your house or yard is to monitor the gum trees, and have them selectively pruned when you see the signs. Dangers to look for include; dead or rotting limbs, places where the tree has been topped or lopped in the past (this creates weaknesses in the limbs), or storm damage to your trees caused by wind or other trees. We can recycle your tree branches by turning them into mulch for your garden too.
This Bloodwood tree, native to the Sunshine Coast, has been producing and releasing large amounts of resin for 25 years. It is truly an amazing sight to see.
Bloodwood Tree Resin
The hollow log hanging boxes
Installing the nesting boxes
Nesting boxes with a view
It's very rewarding when clients ask us to make and install nesting boxes. Tom made these boxes from hollow logs and hung them in some tall gum trees. If you live on the Sunshine Coast, and are interested in creating habitat trees in your garden for native wildlife, contact us. We are more than happy to help make the coast more wildlife friendly and sustainable. We are not just about tree care or tree lopping, but we are also passionate about looking after the habitat of native wildlife.
This is the best time of year to prepare for the upcoming storm season. Don't wait until trees become dangerous. Be proactive and have them pruned selectively. Have rotting branches, deadwood or overhanging branches removed before the Sunshine Coast storms roll in.
We came across this amazing ants nets in an old Banksia tree in the Noosa National Park. It is always amazing to encounter native wildlife on the Sunshine Coast. Even the smallest creatures! As a Sunshine coast arborist service, we always do our best to avoid disturbing native wildlife. This can involve arranging for wildlife catchers to relocate nests. Or waiting until it is no longer nesting season, and wildlife has moved on. It is a privilege to work on trees in the Sunshine Coast, and we do our best to respect the native inhabitants.