microhabitats in trees

These are the characteristics that allow the occurrence of a large number of organisms in the trees.

They include cavities in the trunk, dead branches or roots, loss of bark, signs of animal activity, nests, fungi, deformations, among others.

With age, there is also an increase in areas with high complexity that thus provide habitat and food for many living beings.

 

High trees, both in height and in diameter, are also usually older than others of smaller dimensions and therefore also have a greater number of microhabitats.

Cavities and
HOLES
dry branches
WOUNDS OR
LOOSE SHELL
Trunk deformations
NESTS
MUSHROOMS
The microhabitats identified above are just examples of what can lead to the characterization of a tree of high ecological interest.
Find out more about the microhabitats found and the species that may be dependent on them.
Download the mobile application or the microhabitats catalog (both available in Portuguese).

IMAGES ADAPTED FROM:

Kraus, D., Bütler, R., Krumm, F., Lachat, T., Larrieu, L., Mergner, U., Paillet, Y., Rydkvist, T., Schuck, A., and Winter, S. , 2016. Catalog of tree microhabitats - Reference field list. Integrate + Technical Paper. 16p.

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