Be sure to check out a new Ohio State University Extension's FactSheet entitled, Native Trees: Creating Living Landscape for Birds, Butterflies, Bees and Other Beneficials. This FactSheet can be found online on the Ohioline website at: https://ohioline.osu.edu/ Or, the direct link to the FactSheet is: https://ohioline.osu.edu/factsheet/hyg-5815
Authors are Marne Titchenell, Program Specialist, Wildlife, with OSU's School of Enviornment and Natural Resources and Denise Ellsworth, Program Director, Pollinator Education, with OSU's Department of Entomology.
This FactSheet not only addresses the aesthetic value of trees one might consider for their landscape, but the bigger picture including the ecosystem services that the tree or trees can provide. An icon indicating a trees attractiveness for songbirds, cover, hummingbirds, wild bees, specialist bees, butterfly and moth adults, and butterfly and moth caterpillars is a useful visual as readers learn from this resource.
Of course, many of the trees highlighted in this FactSheet act as a host for multiple species that residents are wanting to attract to their own landscape and gardens.
We hope that you find this FactSheet to be useful and full of benefical information that can be put to use this season in your own landscape or garden.