Wildlife Gardening/Evaluation tables/Trees/Northeastern United States

Trees to considerEdit

Native trees to considerEdit

Native trees of West Virginia
Taxon Amphibians and fishes Birds Mammals Reptiles Invertebrates Plants and fungi Notes

Cercis canadensis, the eastern redbud. Spring blossoming pictured.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exhibits a flourish of beautiful pink flowers in spring. Attracts long-tongued bees.[1]

Crataegus crus-galli, the cockspur hawthorn. Spring blossoming pictured.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Especially attractive to bees, including multiple Andrena species ("mining bees"), bumble bees, and honey bees. Birds are also attracted to this tree.[1] May be moderately allelopathic.[2]

Salix discolor, the American pussy willow. Spring blossoming of catkintype flowers pictured.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flowers in spring. Attracts bees and serves as a host plant for Nymphalis antiopa, the mourning cloak butterfly.[1]

Tilia americana, the American basswood or American linden.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Its flowers are "extremely" attractive to bees.[1]



Slightly allelopathic.[2]


Native trees of West Virginia
Taxon Amphibians and fishes Birds Mammals Reptiles Invertebrates Plants and fungi Notes

Juniperus virginiana, the eastern redcedar or Virginia juniper.

 

 

 

 

 

 

cover for wildlife. bird nesting site. bird food. winter bird food. winter food for cedar waxwings. food for breeding birds. caterpillar host plant. many specialists like juniper hairstreak. evergreen screen. shade tree. "berry-like cones used for flavoring gin".

Pinus strobus, the eastern white pine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

wildlife cover. bird nest. winter bird food. breeding bird food. spring bird food. mammal food. caterpillar host plant. evergreen screen. shade tree. many mammals many birds more than 210 species of caterpillar. carbon sequestration.



Slightly allelopathic.[2]


Pinus virginiana, the Virginia pine or Jersey pine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

wildlife cover. bird nest. winter bird food. breeding bird food. spring bird food. mammal food. caterpillar host plant. evergreen screen. shade tree. many mammals many birds more than 210 species of caterpillar.

Tsuga canadensis, the eastern hemlock.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moderately allelopathic.[2]

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Coder, K.D., 1999. Potential Allelopathy in Different Tree Species.University of Georgia, Daniel B. Warnell School of Forest Resources. pp. 1–5 (Extension publication FOR99-003).


Coder, Kim D. (April, 1999). "Potential Allelopathy in Different Tree Species" (in English). Daniel B. Warnell School of Forest Resources Extension publications (University of Georgia) 99 (3): 1-5. http://www.walterreeves.com/uploads/pdf/potentialallelopathyindifferenttreespecies.pdf. Retrieved 12-03-2019. 

  1. a b c d Adamson, Nancy Lee; Borders, Brianna; Cruz, Jessa Kay; Jordan, Sarah Foltz; Gill, Kelly; Hopwood, Jennifer; Lee-Mäder, Eric; Minnerath, Ashley et al. (2017) "Pollinator Plants: Mid-Atlantic Region" (in English) Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation pp. 3 https://xerces.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/2017-049_Mid-AtlanticPlantList_Dec2017_web-3page.pdf. Retrieved 09-02-2019 
  2. a b c d Coder, Kim D. (April, 1999). "Potential Allelopathy in Different Tree Species" (in English). Daniel B. Warnell School of Forest Resources Extension publications (University of Georgia) 99 (3): 1-5. http://www.walterreeves.com/uploads/pdf/potentialallelopathyindifferenttreespecies.pdf. Retrieved 12-03-2019.