Module 3 — Stand level components
of biodiversity
British Columbia
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Module 3, Part B — Wildlife trees — continued
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Categories of wildlife tree users

 

iconName several rare and endangered species that depend on wildlife trees


Name several
 examples
 of each category

 

In British Columbia, more than 80 animal species depend in some way on wildlife trees. Approximately 18% of all bird species that breed in British Columbia nest in cavities in wildlife trees. These include several rare and endangered species.

Wildlife trees may be used for a variety of purposes, including nesting, perching, feeding, denning, roosting, and expressing territoriality. Wildlife tree users can be divided into five general categories or guilds: 

  1. Primary cavity excavators 

  2. Secondary cavity users 

  3. Open nesters 

  4. Mammals 

  5. Amphibians

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The information on wildlife trees is divided into four parts:
  1. General principles for managing wildlife trees 

  2. Wildlife tree patches 

  3. Individual live tree retention 

  4. Creating wildlife trees

 
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