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Conservation Tips
Because the majority of woodlands are on privately owned land, it is important to understand what steps you can take to make a difference if you have woodland habitat on your property. Here are actions which will help woodland-dependant wildlife. We realise that it's not always possible to do all of these things, but every little bit helps - it's a matter of doing what you can.

  • Protect large, old trees, including paddock trees, especially those with hollows
  • Protect standing dead trees
  • Leave fallen timber
  • Leave rocks and boulders
  • Manage grazing appropriately (at the right time of year and at the right intervals) and when necessary fence off paddock trees and remnant vegetation to allow regeneration*
  • Protect native grasses, e.g. tussock grass
  • Establish native vegetation plantings: today’s plantings are tomorrow’s large, old trees*.

*Funding is available: contact your local Catchment Management Authority for some of these activities. For farms which have a good mix of these features already, stewardship payments are also on their way through Catchment Management Authorities.