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Chainsaws could be a threatened Bendigo tree-dweller’s unlikely saviour | Bendigo Advertiser



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ECOLOGISTS have fired up their chainsaws to help save a mysterious tree-dwelling native marsupial. But far from cutting down trees, they are carving new homes into trunks that could save unique species including a small, threatened species called the brush tailed phascogale. And the best thing is that phascogales and sugar gliders love them, researchers at Southern Cross University have proven. More news: Why Maldon’s parade went ahead and Bendigo’s didn’t Phascogale numbers have been decimated in the past by centuries of land clearing that eradicated most trees old enough to have formed nesting hollows. Trees form natural hollows over hundreds of years and environmentalists have tried to deal with the housing shortage…

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