Paddock Trees – Trees for Life

Across our rural landscape, paddock trees stand out as an iconic image, providing shade and shelter for livestock and maintaining the productive capacity of the land.  Paddock trees also provide an immense benefit to biodiversity by providing food, shelter and nesting sites for a large number of birds, bats, insects and small mammals.

Over 40 properties have received funding through this project for:

  1. Protecting Paddock Trees – large hollow bearing trees mature or dead can be fenced to stop livestock damage and allow natural regeneration. This will extend the life and the habitat value of these trees.
  2. Planting New Paddock Trees by planting locally native trees and constructing individual paddock tree guards will prevent stock damage whilst the plants are growing.