Trees, Animals & Habitats

The environment of which an animal lives is called a Habitat. Habitats provide a home, food and safety for our wildlife. Everyone needs a home.

Trees provide many resources for both trees and animals. You may see a possum build a home in a hollow, or a bird make a nest in a tree, you may even see a koala lounging on a branch or munching on a leaf.

Trees also provide nectar through their flowers for birds such as a lorikeet, and for bees to make honey.

But it’s not just up in the tree where the habitat benefits; leaves and twigs fall to the ground and provide the same resources to insects.

While the animals need the trees, the tree also needs the animals by spreading seeds for new trees to grow.

Rainbow Lorikeet

The information found on this page was professionally written by Stephen Williams (AQF5 Arborist) also known as our character Stephen The Tree Surgeon.

Fun Fact

Did you know chocolate originated from Cacao Trees many years ago? The Cacao Trees grew in Central and South America and Africa. These types of trees can only survive in hot and rainy places. The Cacao Tree produces Cacao Pods and inside the pods are cacao beans which were used to make Chocolate. Learn about what other foods we can get from trees!