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Bees are one of the most important insects in the world. If all bees were to die out, the world would end within four years. Bees and other pollinator insects move pollen from flower to flower and help to pollinate many flowers and plants. Without pollination, we wouldn’t be able to grow any fruits or vegetables.
In many areas, bee habitats are being threatened due to the presence of parasites, lack of forage, or conditions that affect bee’s health. Many gardeners and conservationists are working hard to create beneficial habitats for bees to attract them back into their gardens.
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If you’re wondering how you can attract more bees to your garden, read on. This article will tell you about flowering trees that bees love.
Which Trees Attract Bees?
Many native species of trees are great for bees, as are trees that produce blossoms or flowers. Tree flowers provide forage for bees, as they have nutrient-rich pollen and nectar, which bees can gather to use as food and to make honey with. Here are some bee-friendly trees that you may like to plant to attract bees and other pollinators to your garden.
Maple trees are great for attracting bees to your garden. They ate part of a large family of deciduous trees, which include red maple and Japanese maple. Maple trees vary a lot in size and produce blossom flowers in the spring. Maple trees are spectacular during fall when their leaves change to a vibrant red and orange.
Serviceberries are small trees that are native to America and great for attracting bees to your garden. As they are a native tree, they are an excellent choice for homeowners in Texas as they will be able to adapt to the cold weather in winter.
During the spring months, serviceberry produces attractive white and pink flowers. These flowers will begin to appear before the new leaves grow after the tree has been dormant during winter. The trees produce edible fruit, as long as bees and other insects effectively pollinate them. The fruits are often used to make jams and jellies and are also eaten by birds. In the fall, the leaves of the serviceberry tree will turn a dramatic fiery shade.
The koelreuteria is a lovely tree that attracts bees and other insects and creates shade in your garden. In the summer, the tree produces yellow flower clusters, which turn into lantern-like seed capsules in the fall. In the fall, the leaves turn yellow, which is where the tree gets its nickname, the golden rain tree.
Fruit trees help to create an excellent environment for bees as they produce blossoms like flowers. There are many different varieties of fruit trees that flower during the spring and summer months. If you’re looking to plant fruit trees in your garden, you may like to consider plum trees, apple trees, or crab apple, peach, and pear.
The pollen from fruit trees creates an excellent food source for bees. Fruit trees are available as either fruiting or fruitless varieties. Many of the fruiting varieties need bees to pollinate them in order to produce fruit. Most fruit trees flower in the spring, while apple trees flower in the summer, and the apples will be ready to harvest during fall.
Crape myrtle is a popular tree due to its intensely colorful flowers. The tree blooms in late spring and throughout the summer. The flowers are of various colors, including white, red, pink, and purple. During the fall, the leaves turn bright shades of yellow, orange, and red. The tree’s bark also peels off to reveal a smooth, cinnamon-brown trunk.
American sweetgum grows into very tall trees that produce inconspicuous flowers in the spring that attract bees. They have attractive leaves during fall.
Black Tupelo Tree
The Black Tupelo is another tree species that are native to America and popular in the eastern states. This species of tree has flowers that aren’t showy but that are loved by honey bees. Bees can make excellent honey from these flowers. Black Tupelo is often planted as boundary trees and are used to create shade on lawns. They have glorious fall colors.
Sourwood is a prized native tree from the eastern states. It has striking clusters of white flowers, which are deliciously fragrant. These flowers will attract plenty of bees and other insects to your garden during the spring. The trees turn a fiery red and orange in fall. Some tree’s leaves will be scarlet or purplish, and the tree will then produce interesting seed capsules in the winter.
Other trees for bees
There are many other trees that will provide food for bees and other pollinators. These include hawthorns, tulip trees, southern magnolias, and privets, as well as many native species.
A note on pesticides
If you decide to use pesticides in your garden, please be aware that this can affect bees and other pollinators. You can take additional steps to help keep bees healthy. Avoid using pesticides if you see bees in your garden. It’s best not to use pesticides during the spring when bees are most active. Always carefully follow the instructions on the label.
S&P Tree Service, Emergency Tree Service, Fort Worth, TX
If you’re wondering which type of tree to plant in your garden or require tree removal, trimming, pruning, or an emergency tree service, you may like to contact S&P Tree Service. The company provides professional tree and stump removal, landscaping and tree installation, and an emergency tree service.
S&P Tree Service is family owned and operated. They employ a highly skilled workforce and various tree services to residential and commercial properties, including an emergency tree service.
If you live in Fort Worth, TX or the surrounding area and are searching for an emergency tree service, or any help and advice about tree care, don’t hesitate to contact S&P Tree Service today on 469-789-6775. Your emergency tree service needs are one of our priorities