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Q.Type of tree

Zone Southampton UK | Shaz707 added on April 6, 2018 | Answered

I would like to bring small birds into my garden we don’t have any trees tho what tree would you recommend us getting we have a small acer and azalea, we was thinking about a cherry blossom

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Answered on April 6, 2018

There are a number of tall shrubs to small trees. Native trees are ones that birds know are OK to eat - berries, seeds and nuts. In addition, native trees serve as host for many caterpillars which birds use to feed their young. (Baby birds don't eat bird seed.) Medium sized conifers offer hiding places and nesting sites. To make specific recommendations, we need to know where you live, your soil type, whether it is alkaline or acidic, how much sun the tree will get, how tall a tree you want (under power lines or close to the house) and how much pruning you are willing to undertake annually. Or try your own internet search for "bird friendly trees in [your state]. From there, research specific growing conditions, ultimate height, etc. Don't rely on a plant tag!

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