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...

Go Native for Biodiversity!

Welcome to our first Blog Post!  Valley Stewardship Network (VSN) supports the planting of native species.  We are inspired, in part, by Doug Tallamy’s book Bringing Nature Home.  In addition to recommending resources and ideas for planting native species and...