Tom’s Story #3 – Resources and Note-Taking

Tom’s Story #3 – Resources and Note-Taking

I have learned to do a bit of research and now know that following up on the references listed in my best book on the topic of interest is a great way to go. In this case, Douglas Tallamy’s book Nature’s Best Hope is the book for me. I must admit that in case I have a...
Plant Oaks to Add Native Biodiversity

Plant Oaks to Add Native Biodiversity

Interested in more biodiversity in your yard? Plant trees! If you are considering planting trees, there is no better choice to promote biodiversity and support birds and other wildlife than planting oaks. Oaks top the list of tree species that, across all of North...
Beginning Native Planting Steps Toward Biodiversity

Beginning Native Planting Steps Toward Biodiversity

For anyone interested in taking steps toward supporting greater biodiversity on your property, planting just one tree species and one shrub species can result in biodiversity benefits. Black Cherry and Aronia are a great starting point. BLACK CHERRY, Prunus seratina...

Introduction to Native Planting Keystone Species

Native plants are, by definition, the product of hundreds of thousands of years of adaptation to local soils, rainfall, and general climate conditions. Native plant communities support local food webs. The flora and fauna of a given region have co-evolved. Most of our...