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Wildlife trees provide essential sustenance for birds, small mammals, and some larger ones, such as deer. Berries. Acorns. Seeds. Fruits. The trees in these categories are vital to wildlife. Choosing a tree for your yard that produces an abundance of food for critters can be very gratifying. Many of these trees have beautiful features and make amazing specimens in landscapes. They will provide winter entertainment for anyone who wishes to attract and enjoy wildlife.
Trees are not only a food source for wildlife, but they create shelters and nesting habitats as well. Wildlife trees lure moths and other insects; birds depend upon these insects for food. The more critters these plants attract the more wildlife will visit your premise. If you are interested in attracting a specific type of songbird, there are lists of tree species that can give guidance. A little bit of research will help you find your perfect tree. Some smaller trees, such as serviceberries, are excellent sources of both cover and food.