As featured on abc’s “The World Today” program. Listen below.
Melbourne Tree Care arborists are helping to save the Swift Parrot by carving nesting hollows. Our team donated their time and chainsaw skills to work on the Swift Parrot Project with Dr. Dian Stojanovic of the Australian National University. We contacted other arborists through the Victorian Tree Industry Organisation and organised a co-ordinated response to habitat loss from illegal firewood collecting. We carved 62 hollows into tree limbs and installed over 100 wooden nest boxes. Within a few days the parrots had started using our hollows. Dr Stojanovic will monitor the hollows over this breeding season to compare the take-up rate with natural hollows. The ABC 7.30 program have followed our progress throughout the project