Wildlife habitats

David Attenborough talking about invertebrate;

If we and the rest of the backboned animals were to disappear overnight, the rest of the world would get on pretty well. But if they were to disappear, the land’s ecosystems would collapse. The soil would lose its fertility. Many of the plants would no longer be pollinated. Lots of animals, amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals would have nothing to eat. And our fields and pastures would be covered with dung and carrion. These small creatures are within a few inches of our feet, wherever we go on land – but often, they’re disregarded. We would do very well to remember them.David Attenborough

Part of our ethos is to retain existing wildlife habitats and create new ones  wherever possible. To this extent we encourage the retention of dead wood in trees, so long as it does not put anyone in danger. We also encourage customers to leave high stumps where possible so that invertebrate habitats are created. This in turn encourages birdlife into the area and helps to not only make our gardens enjoyable for us, but means they can be enjoyed by all manner of creatures as well.

A decaying tree in rural Herefordshire shows how even after the tree is dead it still provides a rich habitat for many flora and fauna.