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Birds and Wildlife

What about birds and wildlife.  It got me started thinking about what trees provide the best natural food for birds and  wildlife in your area and attract these creatures year on year.

In fall and winter many birds and wildlife, consume wild fruit.  Did you know that they are picky about what fruit they select?  Not all fruits are nutritionally the same.  This means they will select fruits that are best suited to the enzymes in their gut and to their nutrient and energy needs at certain times of the year.

Here are some of the trees they feed off.

The lush red berries from the Rowan Tree are always in high demand by all sorts of garden birds.  It’s a great tree to introduce birds into the garden and provide a natural source of food for them.  The berries from the Rowan are a particular favorite of the Waxwing… and I found out this interesting little fact; the people from Sipoo, Finland are noted for saying that winter has not fully begun until the Waxwings eat all the berries from the Rowan Tree.  So if its birds that you are after, you can’t go wrong with a Rowan Tree.

Oak trees will eventually grow a fair bit bigger than Rowan trees, and so are suited to the larger garden.  Their grandeur and beauty cannot be matched.  Known as the ‘father of the woods’ the primary food source that the oak tree provides is through its acorns.  Squirrel’s just love getting stuck in and having a go at the acorns.  However it’s not all about squirrels, large native trees like the Oak Tree are home to all sorts of grubs and larvae that birds love like wood pigeons and Jays.

Silver Birch Trees are not only fast growers, but a perfect supply of food for your garden wildlife friends.  Birch trees are great for caterpillars, sawflies and moths, they just love them.  The silver birch tree is one of the most valuable trees for wildlife, as it supports over 230 species.

Generally speaking, it is best to choose native trees over non-native ones if you want to attract birds and wildlife to your garden.  Native trees provide a valuable source of food in the form of insects over the harsh winter months and in summer; trees like the Rowan Tree on the other hand provide a great source of berries for birds.

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