Project Tree House nest boxes are constructed with responsibly sourced 18mm plywood.
This the thickness of this plywood provides the thermal mass required to protect critters from both extreme hot and cold weather.
Each piece of the nest boxes are dipped in molten wax at 120-150 Degrees Celsius. This process is an old trick utilised by beekeepers to weatherproof their boxes for decades at a time.
The wax will evaporate any moisture in the pieces and expand the air within the wood, resulting in the wax soaking into the fibres of the wood once cooled.
Project Tree house has pioneered a new approach to assembling and constructing nest boxes.
This hooked mortise and tenon joint provides the strength where its required and the ability to construct the nest box within seconds – all without screws and tools. This patented approach will hopefully unlock previously unattainable scaled community deployment.
Understanding the species located in your region is critical to nesting box success. Once you’ve identified your local native species, simply select the appropriate nest box and assemble with friend and family when it arrives.
The team working on Project Tree House have worked closely with artificial hollow experts to ensure the materials and designs have a proven record of habitation success and durability.
Project Tree House’s purpose was to shift conservationist effort from construction to correct installation. Considerations include height, orientation, tree species, bedding material and potential predators.
Our friends at Nest Box Tales have documented many of the considerations here:
Tracking the usage of your nest box is an extremely engaging and rewarding experience.
Collecting data on hollow using species continues to be increasingly important as climate continues to fluctuate and extreme weather events increase in frequency. Understanding the success or failure of conservation techniques and which species require our support most.