October 19 2018 0Comment
Australian Native Bees

Save our Australian Native Bees

AU Native BeesOur bees need your help! We are lucky here in Australia to have over 1500 different species of Australian native bees. Not only do these helpful little creatures make great honey, but they are also a key part of the ecosystem, providing nutrition for a variety of other animals and birds at the same time as promoting pollination. Unfortunately, our bees are very vulnerable to adverse changes in their habitat, including the introduction of non-native flora and fauna. At the current time they are being particularly threatened by two tree species: if you have a Cadaghi or Broadleaved Pepper in your garden, you could be unwittingly contributing to the decline of our bee population.

Tree removals for your Tree Removal - Broadleaved Pepper or Cadaghi

Cadaghi seeds adhere to the tree resin which bees collect for food. When the bees return to their nest, they deposit the seeds just outside. Over time, the seeds can build up, blocking the nest off. In addition, the bees are adding to the problem by spreading the seeds over a wider area, giving them more opportunities to find suitable germination spots. Broad Leaf Pepper contains toxic resin. This not only has the potential to affect the health of humans and animals but over time it can also affect the health of the bees. Both these trees are officially listed as noxious weeds in the local area (Brisbane, Logan, and Ipswich). Read on to find out what to do if you suspect you have one of these unwelcome specimens on your property.

Arborist inspection services available across Brisbane, Ipswich and Logan

Caring For Your TreesThe first thing to do is to get a positive identification on your suspect tree. As experienced arborists, we are happy to come out and check that the tree is a Cadaghi or Broadleaved Pepper. If it is, probably the safest and most sensible course of action is to have it professionally removed. We can do that for you, completely removing the tree safely, properly and for a highly competitive price. Call us now to find out how tree removal could help to keep our native bees in good health.


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