Date: 3/1/17 9:41 am From: Sandra Barbier <sandabar10...> Subject: [LABIRD-L] Tree help
I hope you don't mind my asking this on this site, but it does relate to birds. I need some suggestions: The parish is cutting all the pine trees (about 10 mature trees) along the street near my house and I'd like to plant a small tree in my front yard, maybe two, to make up for it a little; trees that will be good for birds and - it would be nice - for squirrels. The squirrels are going to miss the heck out of those pine seeds each fall. It probably be a stand-alone specimen, in a space about 30x15 feet, and it will get full sun. I'd like it to top out about 30 feet tall. This is a typical suburban lawn, probably filled some 40 years ago, but I suspect clay-ey and it can get pretty dry. County agent suggested purple plum, drake elm and sweet bay magnolia. Thanks.