The Lorax is right
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.