The Common Hackberry- An Urban Tree That Isn’t So Common
Beware of anyone telling you a native tree is a trash tree. This happens to walnuts, native cherries, and hackberries, all of which are important larval host trees. These trees are an excellent all around food source for mammals, birds, bees, and butterflies. Here is a lovely blog piece by Brenna Anstett about a tree so many people have never heard of, the hackberry:
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It's not all bad news out there, either in the bits and bytes of the web, or in our forests, on the ground, and sometimes even our legislatures!
Writes and Bytes are cross posts from news media, science articles, blogs, zines, and websites that we feel feature well grounded, informative, and educational articles about native plants, native wildlife, and the habitats that support them.
Each cross post has two links, one within the text, and a second one at the end of the introduction.
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