Outback Writer

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Building Hotels

We have spent every weekend since the storm chopping and sawing the remains of our gum tree. Its fall crushed two hebe bushes which also have to be taken out. But the larger branches and the trunk have gone towards building 4 invertebrate hotels for frogs and beetles and any other eco friendly creatures that want to take up residence.
We look forward to planting a tree to replace our gum, we haven't decided what yet, and some new hebe bushes. The stump, we hope to be able to turn into a garden seat where we can sit and admire our new garden.
What with politicians finally taking the threat of global warming seriously it is vital to have as many trees for birds and insects as we can.