Hunter’s Hill’s surviving bushland, together with its creek lines and foreshore habitat, also provides an important and valuable element to the suburban setting. The native tree canopies and shrub cover – not only in the bushland reserves but in many of the suburban backyards and private areas – provide the natural setting that is a valuable part of Hunter’s Hill.
These canopies also provide important habitat for native bird and insect life. The remnant bushland areas, where vegetation patterns, trees shrubs and ground cover are related to natural ecological processes, are still functioning. These areas provide local residents with a tangible experience of nature that is rare in urban areas.
It is extremely important that both the native flora and fauna populations are maintained and further improved in the future. Unfortunately, biodiversity loss is occurring at an unprecedented rate as a result of human induced pressures such as: