Retain veteran and standing dead trees as roosting sites for bats
Overall effectiveness category No evidence found (no assessment)
Number of studies: 0
Background information and definitions
Veteran or damaged trees (of any age and size) and standing dead trees (‘snags’) can provide important roosting sites for bats within crevices, cavities and behind loose bark.
For an intervention that involves creating roost features in trees, see ‘Habitat restoration and creation – Create artificial hollows and cracks in trees for roosting bats’. See also ‘Threat: Residential and commercial development – Create or restore bat foraging habitat in urban areas’ for one study that uses snag recruitment alongside other practices for forest restoration.