The Lo­rax is right

Mansfield Courier - - Property Guide -

Trees are for our fu­ture

WITH ‘Seussi­cal the Mu­si­cal’ com­ing to Mans­field, Up2Us would like to speak for the trees, “for the trees have no tongues”, as says Dr Seuss.

Many of the large trees seen in Mans­field are well over 150 years in age con­tain­ing hol­lows that cre­ate es­sen­tial shel­ter, refuge and breed­ing space for wildlife.

At the com­ing per­for­mance through MMuDS at the Per­form­ing Arts Cen­tre, you will hear about the plight of trees as one of the themes.

Be­ing the year of the pad­dock tree, Up2Us would like to sup­port this event by show­cas­ing the life­line of a tree and pro­vid­ing in­for­ma­tion on pad­dock trees that peo­ple may not know.

“Old growth trees cre­ate link­ages for wildlife to move through the open farm­land as well as pro­vid­ing a source of food for many dif­fer­ent types of an­i­mals,” Kim Mag­nay, Up2Us project of­fi­cer, said.

In ad­di­tion to all this, trees can pro­vide shade and shel­ter for your stock to re­duce the ef­fects of ad­verse weather con­di­tions.

Some of the things you can do to help our trees in­clude:

pre­serv­ing fallen tim­ber un­der the tree to re­duce stock camps;

en­cour­ag­ing a new tree to grow so an older one will have a suc­ces­sor;

cre­ate a pad­dock tree plan on your block.

Up2Us Land­care is avail­able for you to dis­cuss op­tions for guard­ing or fenc­ing that will help pro­tect your trees.

“Un­less some­one like you cares a whole aw­ful lot, noth­ing is go­ing to get bet­ter; it’s not,” said Dr Seuss, The Lo­rax.

Up2Us would like to con­nect lo­cal peo­ple to make a pos­i­tive en­vi­ron­men­tal change – take a pledge to plant a tree in 2020 at the up­com­ing Dr Seuss mu­si­cal to make a dif­fer­ence in your land­scape.

LOVE THE TREES: Mans­field is home to many trees that are well over 150 years old.

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