Thanks for the question, treebing. The micro bats and the tree frog will not be relocated for the event, as it is best to let them coexist in their habitat undisturbed. The River Red Gums being used for the Red Bull Branched Out event are such large spreading canopy trees that the course will be set to ensure the competitors remain well clear of their current homes.wait, you find an endangered tree frog in a cavity of the tree and then you are going to smash 100 taurinated, caffeinated climbers through it?
Hi Greg, thanks for your concern about our remnant native species Eucalyptus camaldulensis (River Red Gum) and we take your question seriously from two perspectives. The first is we are aware of the implications of using any tree for any tree climbing event -- it should always be a first consideration. Secondly, you would have seen from previous posts of the effort our arborists and ecologists have given to ensure that no harm is caused to either Flora or Fauna for this event. The tree health and preservation is at the foremost of our planning for this event.I am not at all familiar with a River Red Gum. (I'm in NE Ohio, USA - 15 miles South of Lake Erie)
Until I looked it up, the branches & bark looked like a Sycamore.
It appears to be a very thin skin / bark tree to have 100 climber "speeding" thru.
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