Reb McFarland:

Trees + Bees = A Happy Space :-)

Originally posted on Romancing the Bee:

Linden Trees

Linden Trees

Did you know that trees provide most of the surplus nectar and pollen for bees?  Or that 5 or 6 trees produce as much nectar and pollen as a whole field of wildflowers?

Most people don’t.  That’s unfortunate because planting a tree, especially in an urban area, is one of the most effective things you can do to help save the bees.

What types of trees do bees like?

Some of the more common bee-beloved trees are Chestnuts, Hollies, Black Locusts, Hawthorns, Lindens (Limes in Europe), Oaks, Black Gums, Maples, Buckeyes, Mountain Ashes, Catalpas, Dogwoods, Redbuds, Hazels, Magnolias,Poplars, Sycamores, Tulip Trees and Willows.  They also love all types of fruit trees!

All of these trees are available for an amazingly reasonable price (about $6 for many) at The Arbor Day Foundation.  If you become a member, they will send you ten trees for free!

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  1. Suzie says:

    We seriously plant about 50 up to 300 trees a year :) At home we do it for privacy. Our other property for beauty and wildlife :)

    • WoW! You are so lucky to even have room enough to plant that many trees around you! We have ONE tree here…a sad little Tree of Heaven. No grass, no flowers…just solid dirt…ACK! And tons of watering restrictions, too so planting very many trees would get me fined out the wazoo. I hate the desert, I’ve mentioned that, right????

  2. Suzie says:

    Lol!! Yes, you’ve mentioned that. You would love to roam the woods where I hunt girl. So full of wildlife. I’ve seen minks, bobcats, even a wild boar…and I walk with an unloaded gun…that was scary!!! Lol!

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