Trees For Birds

Trees of this kind is often not only very pleasing to look at but forms the attraction for a wide variety of birds during the autumn and winter months.

The berries provide food. Yellow or amber berries often last longer than red ones, as they are not as attractive to birds. White fruits are often the longest lasting of all.

All of these trees also produce beautiful flowers that are beneficial to insects.

Below is a few examples of which trees can be planted for birds. Look out for this symbol which indicates which trees can be planted to benefit birds.

Sorbus

The birds will take the red berries first leaving the obviously less appetising other colours until later. This way a collection of Sorbus can attract a wide variety of birds over several months. below are just a few example.

Malus

They are excellent natural bird feeds. Some varieties have very persistent fruit that remains on the tree well into winter, providing an excellent source for birds. Below are just a few examples.

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