Is A Wildlife Snag For You?
When the time comes to remove a tree, it’s typical to remove and replant, but there is another option! You can turn your tree into a wildlife snag. Out in the forest, trees die all the time because of lightning, wind, or just old age. As the wood starts to
When the time comes to remove a tree, it’s typical to remove and replant, but there is another option! You can turn your tree into a wildlife snag. Out in the forest, trees die all the time because of lightning, wind, or just old age. As the wood starts to decay, the tree’s role in the ecosystem changes from producing oxygen, to housing all sorts of organisms. The insects and sap inside the tree attract birds like Northern Flickers and Pileated Woodpeckers. The small holes from theses birds start to decay and eventually become large hallows. The tree can then becomes a shelter for small mammals in the winter or used for nesting in the spring. Some snags even act as hunting perches for hawks or owls.
In our backyards, the trees we have play a vital role in fostering a special urban habitat. Choosing to have your tree lowered and carved into a wildlife snag allows you to still enjoy the tree that you have known and loved for so many years while removing the risk of a damaged or hazardous tree. Our skilled arborists sculpt the top of the tree to look like it naturally ripped off. They can even carve different size holes into the trunk to attract specific species of birds. So whether you are an avid bird watcher or just looking to bring a little more life into your yard, wildlife snags are a great option. Not only will they be good for you, but they are also great for the environment.
Looking to have a tree removed? Click here to ask if a wildlife snag is a good fit for your backyard.
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