Trees and shrubs add much more than shade and curb appeal to our property. Planting a mighty Oak or a vibrant Red Maple creates a natural habitat for a vast variety of wild birds. Oak trees host over 500 species of caterpillars, while Maples boast over 300 known species.
Warblers, Tanagers and other insect loving wild birds feast on these smorgasbords of beetles and caterpillars. In the fall, Blue Jays, Woodpeckers, Nuthatches and Tufted Titmice forage for acorns. Flowering Dogwood’s fall berries offer a rich source of protein for migratory birds. American Holly berries provide winter food.