Sustainably harvested cedar and Douglas fir snags (dead trees) provide staging, feeding and nesting habitat for birds and small animals.
- Attract insects and mosses that become food for many species
- Provide cavities for birds and small animals to nest
- Serve as a resting place for birds near a busy industrial waterfront
- Act as vertical sculptural elements and provide
Snags provide some protection from attack and a good view for hunting prey along the waterfront.
Look for kingfishers, hawks, falcons, eagles, cormorants and herons:
Wood-boring beetles, termites and other insects provide a feast for bats and birds.
Tree snags recycled as habitat:
The Douglas fir snags were removed from a site being developed for housing. The cedar snags had been identified as danger trees – meaning they could potentially strike occupied buildings in a storm – at an already developed site.