Large old indigenous trees are vital to the health of local ecosystems. There is no Significant Indigenous Tree Register in the Macedon Ranges Shire, therefore many large old remnant trees may be at risk.
This collection provides an opportunity for people to identify and map large old remnant indigenous trees across the Shire to help build a picture of our arboreal assets.
There are perhaps 100 trees like this in this large, open paddock, making it a very significant block of land. Unfortunately the block is a horse riding complex so plant variety in the understorey is limited.
These 7 bird species were in & around this paddock tree over a 20 minute period. Also, 2 Indian Mynas flew off as I approached. The 3rd pic shows another bird I was unable to identify - short tail, chased off by New Hollands immediately on arrival.
A treasure of a tree near Spring Hill. There is something special about the distribution of Snow Gum in the Macedon Ranges Shire, from the sedimetary hills above Deep Creek, below Darraweit Guim, to Newham, to Camels Hump, to Spring Hill. Wonderful.
An extraordinarily large E. pauciflora (Snow Gum) on the Woodend - Tylden Road in private land. Nearly 16m high with a trunk over 1m diameter. Must be pretty old. Full of hollows. One of the most amazing trees in the Macedon Ranges Shire.
Very old/large Manna Gum opposite 410 Gap Road, Riddells Creek. Large hollow is currently home to nesting Kookaburras. Full of life with Koalas, 2 x possum species and many other birds, animals and insects seen in and around it.
An old Banksia Marginata. At first glance some may say 'So what?' but have a close look at the base of this tree and its massive root ball. It must be a fair age. Under Custodianship of Macedon Ranges Shire.