Tree planting

Cuckfield Local

Now is a good time to plant many of the trees and shrubs for the garden. These help provide important sources of food and shelter for wildlife. Any or all of the following three are worthy of consideration to plant:

Hawthorn grows quickly into a thick, thorny bush. It provides shelter for insects, and the flowers are an important source of nectar for them. Birds like to feed on its berries and the insects attracted to the plant. It also provides a safe nesting and roosting site for birds.
Honeysuckle provides insects with shelter and a rich source of nectar from its flowers. Birds and mammals like to feed on its fruits.
Silver birch trees are quick growing, and their seeds are liked by a number of birds.

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