January 2019


Birds are a wonderful addition to any yard or garden.  They eat harmful bugs and insects that eat your plants.  By planting trees that attract birds, you provide food and shelter for these creatures, which is good for the environment.  Here’s a list of some of the best trees to bring birds to your yard.


  1. Oak.  Oak trees are great native trees to plant in your yard.  Birds love to make their nests in all of the nooks and crannies found along the tree trunk.  Oak trees provide acorns which make delicious meals for birds. Insects are drawn to oak trees, and birds enjoy eating these bugs.
  2. Dogwood.  Cardinals and bluebirds loves eating the sweet fruit from the dogwood tree.  
  3. Maple.  Maple trees attract lots of bugs who like to eat the foliage in the fall.  It also produces a lot of acorns for the birds to eat.
  4. Elm.  Elm is a flowering tree that attract bugs and hummingbird to it.  It’s a wonderful tree for birds to make their home.
  5. Bald Cypress.  Birds love to make their nest in the bald cypress, and this tree provides lots of seeds for birds to eat.
  6. Mulberry.  Mulberry trees have flowering fruit that shows in the summertime, but it can be a messy tree, so it’s a good idea to plant it away from sidewalks and driveways.
  7. Crabapple.  Crabapple trees produce fruit in the fall and last through the winter.  This tree is perfect for many different birds, but make sure to choose a tree that has smaller fruit, as it will be easier for the birds to eat.
  8. Spruce.  These large trees make nice homes for birds, and the evergreen needles make great food for insects.


Having a variety of trees for birds to eat and live can bring a lot of life in your yard or garden.