Our Treetec team have developed the Tec-Door introduced wildlife hollow methodology over some years of experimentation. It provides a range of advantages and eliminates a few problems but it’s still a work in progress. The narrow width reduces wound impact whilst allowing generous internal dimensions, the Tec-Doors reduce issues related to ventilation, drainage and longevity.
A narrow slot is cut into the tree, the wider internal cavity is then created with a chainsaw or other tools and then a pre-made Tec-Door is fitted. This methodology allows enough access for internal excavation but keeps the wound narrow which is a key issue for protecting tree structural integrity. We’ve installed thousands of these cavities.
In partnership with ARI (DELWP) as part of a research project we’ve installed over 100 Tec-Door wildlife hollows into fast growing Mountain Ash of the Central Highlands Victoria, these hollows were designed to suit Leadbeater’s Possums. The research on occupancy, cavity microclimate and tree response is ongoing.
Treetec arborists and ecologists can come and assess your property for a range of potential hollow sites dependant on your property parameters and species present. No 2 sites are the same and we will work with you to deliver the best outcomes using a variety of introduced hollow and nest/log box techniques. Contact us for more information.