Re; Exotic plants for our native birds

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Subject: Re; Exotic plants for our native birds
From: "Peter Ormay" <>
Date: Thu, 19 May 2011 23:54:11 +1000
Thank you Wendy.

I'm not advocating planting more exotic trees. My idea when I suggested compiling information on exotic trees for native birds was to give people who were looking for a decorative tree to plant a choice of selecting one that will provide food for native species as well as be decorative.

A few years ago I saw about a dozen King Parrots feeding on some exotic trees and on the ground under them in Yarralumla about this time of the year. Their colour, contrasting with the autumn leaves was stunning. They looked like Xmas decorations. I thought why aren't there more of these trees planted? I think they were Pistachia chinensis trees. I'd rather have more of those trees than the boring Pin Oaks that have dead leaves on them all through winter.

Cheers,    Peter

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