Want to Attract Birds to Your Yard? Three Tips for Making Your Trees Draw Them In
Attracting birds to your yard can be a fantastic way to enjoy watching wildlife right in your own yard, but it can come with some confusion if you're interested in getting tree services done. If you want to make sure that the trees look beautifully cared for and won't have support issues later, along with making sure that the wildlife feels welcome, it's important that you look into what you can do to care for the trees on your property. Before bringing over a tree-service professional, consider some of the following tips to find a good balance between well-maintained trees and a welcoming home for birds.
Remove Weaker Branches for Support
The best place to start when you want to care for the trees on your property as a part of the overall landscaping and a potential home for birds is through taking a look at the overall sturdiness of the trees on your property.
If any of the trees have weak branches that can snap simply by your pulling them lightly, it's a good idea to get them removed before any birds begin building nests there. The reason for this is that if a storm were to hit your property and there were birds' nests in these branches, the weakness of the branches and the storm could lead to a branch snapping off and the bird losing its nest—and potentially its eggs—as a result. If an entire tree is very weak in general, you may want to consult a tree service about whether tree removal is appropriate.
Leave Some Tree Litter to Help Birds Build Nests
While it can be tempting to clean up the trees on your property extensively and remove a lot of dead twigs and leaves, it's also important that you keep in mind that birds use this litter as nesting material. If you're still set on getting a lot of this tree litter removed, consider adding supplements such as grass clippings and even setting out some of the litter in a bundle so that nesting birds can take what they need.
Set Up Sturdy Birdhouses with the Birds in Mind
One of the biggest benefits of getting tree services taken care of is gaining the confidence that your trees are strong and the branches are able to support a newly built or bought birdhouse. When you're unsure of whether your trees can support the weight of a birdhouse with birds nesting inside, tree services can help give you the reassurance that they can and any weaker branches are removed.
Looking into how experts on tree care can help with bringing in wildlife can help you make the changes that need to be done in your yard and gain the sight of more birds in your yard.