Native Trees

The right trees can also provide food and shelter for a wide variety of wildlife. Their flowers provide nectar and pollen for pollinators. Later, their fruits, nuts, berries and seeds are another important food source for wildlife. Trees are also a welcome nesting site for birds and other creatures, offering a sheltered place for them to raise their young. Consider planting evergreen trees too. They provide shelter for wildlife all year long! Native trees and their cultivars are the best choices to attract wildlife because they have evolved together. A white oak tree for example supports more than 500 kinds of butterflies and moths. While the invasive Bradford pear supports zero.

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Acer pensylvanicum
Goosfoot Maple
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Acer rubrum 'Autumn Flame'
Red Maple
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Acer rubrum 'Red Sunset'
Red Maple
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Acer saccharum 'Super Sweet'
Sugar Maple
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Chionanthus virginicus
Grancy Graybeard
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Cornus florida 'Cloud 9'
Flowering Dogwood
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Cornus florida
Flowering Dogwood
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Cotinus obovatus
American Smoke Tree
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Franklinia alatamaha
Franklinia
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Juglans nigra
Black walnut
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Nyssa sylvatica 'Green Gable™'
Black Gum or Black Tupelo
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Nyssa sylvatica 'Wildfire'
Black gum Tree
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Nyssa sylvatica
Black Gum
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Ostrya virginiana
Eastern Hornbeam
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Oxydendrum arboreum
Sourwood
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Prunus serotina
Black cherry
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Prunus virginiana 'Canada Red'
Chokecherry
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Rhus typhina
Staghorn Sumac