NATIONAL TREE WEEK 2013 ‘Put down some roots, it’s easy as 1,2 TREE’

NATIONAL TREE WEEK 2013
‘Put down some roots, it’s easy as 1,2 TREE’

10 Trees for Bees
The following trees provide pollen and/or nectar for bees and other pollinating insects:

Acer pseudoplatanus (sycamore) – valuable nectar source
Aesculus hippocastanum (horsechestnut) – source of nectar and pollen
Alnus glutinosa (native alder) – catkins are a good early source of pollen
Corylus avellana (native hazel) – early catkins are a valuable source of pollen
Crataegus monogyna (native hawthorn) – profuse nectar producer
Salix species (willows) – catkins are a good source of early pollen
Sorbus aucuparia and cultivars (native mountain ash or rowan) – source of nectar and pollen
Tilia species (lime) – flowers supply large quantities of nectar

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