Woodland Habitat

A habitat is a set of living conditions that a plant or animal needs for survival. The ability to endure extreme alpine conditions determine which plants and animals survive in each natural habitat.

Compare these snow gum woodlands to that of the mountain forest over the alpine way. Mountain gums grow much taller and in greater numbers in the nutrient-rich soil of a mountainous slope.

Whereas these woodlands have less nutrients and water in the soil, therefore the snow gums are spread out in order to survive. Hollows forms in the trees that don’t survive, providing shelter and nest sites for birds, possums and bats.