The Wonderful Life of a Dying Tree

October 8, 2021 12:00 pm
Gillian Martin

The Cavity Conservation Initiative

A dead tree needlessly cut down and hauled away is a tree deprived of half its life value and commendable destiny.  Gillian Martin’s presentation unveils the habitat value of dead trees. 

She persuasively illustrates their contribution to the diversity and sustainability of forests, yes, even the urban forest. 

You will learn what to consider when selecting and retaining a hazardous tree as a habitat tree in the urban forest, and Gillian hopes you will forever view a dead tree with greater interest and a desire to safely retain them when possible.

Gillian Martin

Gillian founded the Cavity Conservation Initiative, a 501 (c) 3 in Southern California whose mission is to protect habitat for cavity-nesting birds and other wildlife that rely on dead trees.  She is also the co-founder of Tree Care for Birds and other Wildlife Program which is a committee of the Western Chapter International Society of Arboriculture.  She is a passionate naturalist and environmental activist, striving always to build partnerships between diverse interest groups.   Her articles have been published in numerous professional journals and newsletters.

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