Spring Planting Season: Select the Right Tree

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Prime tree planting season is right around the corner. Are you prepared to plant new trees? Would you know what type of tree is best in your landscape or zone? Tree care experts are well-educated in these departments and can help you plan the best selections.

Did you know that some trees and shrubs that grow berries actually help feed birds that don’t frequent your feeder? Through the winter months when food is scarce these trees’ fruits provide nutrition for our feathered friends. Next time you are outside watch the bird activity in the trees, shrubs and vines. You may actually witness birds feeding from the last of the berries.

Below is a list of the top 10 tree choices that can be used as natural bird feeders:

  • Hackberry
  • American Holly
  • Bayberry
  • Eastern Red Cedar
  • Oak
  • Staghorn Sumac
  • Viburnum
  • Virginia Creeper
  • Winterberry Holly
  • Hawthorne

Here are two great links that you may enjoy to help you in your spring decision making when it comes to picking out the best trees, shrubs and vines to plant and what you may want to think about when it comes to planning.

https://www.russelltreeexperts.com/arbor-ed/2019/2/28/top10-bird-feeders

https://tcia.org/TCIA/Blog_Items/2016/Spring_Planting_Season__Select_the_Right_Tree.aspx

McCullough’s Tree Service is here to provide you with our trained experts in your spring outdoor planting, fertilizing and tree care services. We’re in your neighborhood.