Virtual Tour of the Forest: Old Pine - Wildlife

Dying trees attract insects which provide food for birds. Tree cavities provide shelter for animals such as squirrels, raccoon, and opossum.

As the wood decays fungi and bacteria break down the organic matter and nutrients are released from the wood and work their way into the soil.

The nutrients are recycled and used by different plants. The plants compete for available nutrients, which means nutrient recycling in a forest ecosystem is very important.

Old Pine