Wildlife-Preferred Trees and Shrubs: The perks of planting them

It’s no secret that the natural world is in trouble. With rapid deforestation and development, many species of animals are losing habitat to live in. It’s up to us to make the world a little more bearable for them by planting trees and shrubs they can use!

This blog post will talk about how you can create an environment where wildlife thrives with just a few simple changes at home or work – without any major construction projects.

Numerous Benefits

The benefits of planting wildlife-preferred trees and shrubs are numerous. From providing habitat to reducing water pollution, these plants have a lot to offer for the environment.

View Website to explore some of the many reasons why landscaping with wildlife-preferred plants is such a great idea!

The perks of planting and landscaping Wildlife-Preferred Trees & Shrubs include, but

are not limited to:

-Attracting and providing food for desirable wildlife species

-Providing shelter and nesting sites for birds, bats, and other animals

-Helping to create a beautiful landscape that is also functional and beneficial to wildlife

-Reducing the need for supplemental watering or irrigation once they become established

-Requiring less maintenance than many other types of landscaping plants

-Serving as a reminder of the importance of conservation and biodiversity in our landscapes.

-When correctly placed, they can also act as natural windbreaks or screens.

So why not consider adding a few Wildlife-Preferred Trees & Shrubs to your landscape this year? Not only will you be enhancing the beauty of your property, but you’ll also be helping to support our native wildlife populations.

Here is a list of recommended trees and shrubs,

-American holly

-American hornbeam aka blue beech, ironwood, or musclewood

-Arrow wood viburnum lantana shrub (native to the south and southeast parts of United States)

-Buttonbush aka button aralia, swamp dogwood, or dwarf cornel

-Dwarf palmetto (native to the southeastern United States)

Golden raintree is not native but has been planted successfully in the southeast US and is a popular ornamental tree. It provides fruit for wildlife.

-(American holly)- (native to the eastern and southeastern United States)

-Eastern red cedar

-Florida anise, star anise, or licorice bush (not native but has been planted successfully in Florida)

-Gulf muhly grass

-Hollies – American holly, inkberry Holly, yaupon

When it comes to landscaping your home or business, there are many different things to consider. However, you’ll need to make one important decision is what types of plants and trees to use.

The Final Word

While there are many different types of plants that can be used in landscaping, selecting those that are wildlife-preferred can provide a number of benefits for both you and the local wildlife populations.