I am writing study about habitat preferences of bats. It examines tree-dwelling (inside cavities) and foliage roosting bats.
My problem is to find the right term which is able to incorporate both groups. I was thinking that tree-dwelling bats is maybe the right word. But I have doubts if "dwelling" does not indicate that animals use space "inside" of the tree.
Are tree-dwelling bats defined as all bats which use trees ("inside" in cavities and "outside" by hanging on branches), or it is reserved only for "inside" living animals?