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Friday, December 5, 2008

Trees for Birds : Tree List

Birds can be found perching in nearly any tree for the security that altitude brings, but some trees offer more than others in both food and shelter.

Trees for Birds

Amelanchier canadensis - Shadblow Serviceberry
Summer Fruit

Cornus florida - Flowering Dogwood
Fall/Winter Fruit

Crataegus species - Hawthorn (Washington Hawthorn)
Winter Fruit, Thorns for security

Ilex species - Holly (American Holly)
Winter Fruit, Thorny Leaves for security and shelter

Juniperus virginiana - Eastern Red Cedar
Fall and Winter Fruit/Seeds

Malus species - Crab apple (Southern Crabapple)
Fall/Winter Fruit

Morus species - Mulberry
Summer Fruit

Picea species - Spruces (Colorado Blue)
Seed Bearing Cones in Winter, Insects in Spring

Prunus species - Plums, Cherries, Cherry Laurels
Summer Fruit

Quercus species - Oaks (for example...White, Scarlet, Bur, Pin...and more)
Secure Nesting Sites, Insects