There are several trees that make the perfect additional to any landscape, and that also provide a wide range of environmental benefits for birds, including a safe food source and habitat all year long.
Continue reading to learn more about attracting birds by planting trees, and which trees are recommended for the job!
Trees for Bird Food
If you are interesting in adding trees to your yard for the purpose of providing a dependable food source for birds, one of the best choices are trees that produce berries. Birds love the sweet and tart juices and pulp in tree berries, and the vitamins and nutrients are great for their nutrition. Recommended berry-rendering trees and shrubs include Mulberry, Dogwood, Winterberry Holly, Sargent Crabapple, Black Tupelo, Juniper, Serviceberry, Viburnum, and American Mountain Ash.
Trees for Bird Habitat
If you are interested in providing both food and shelter for birds, there is a separate selection of trees to consider. These include Oak, Spruce, Fir, Birch, Canadian Hemlock, and Eastern Red Cedar. These trees will provide safe and private habitat for breeding, nesting, sleeping, and more. On top of food and shelter, birds also need water. So consider installing a bird bath on your property to create the ultimate bird mecca!