Talking Trees with Davey Tree

How Trees Support Butterflies & Other Pollinators

August 05, 2021 The Davey Tree Expert Company Season 1 Episode 30
Talking Trees with Davey Tree
How Trees Support Butterflies & Other Pollinators
Show Notes

Adam Baker, technical advisor for the Davey Institute, talks all about pollinators, such as how trees support them, why it's beneficial to plant trees and plants for pollinators and which trees and plants he recommends based off his scientific research.

In this episode we cover:

  • How do trees help pollinators? (1:21)
  • Trees Adam would recommend (2:46)
  • Adam's research (4:08) (9:00)
  • End of the season and what monarch butterflies need (7:04)
  • Bees (11:23)
  • The importance of attracting pollinators (14:09)
  • Host plants for pollinators (15:43)
  • Pawpaw trees (17:19)
  • How Adam started his job (18:23)
  • The importance of pollinator plants and chemical-free plants (21:36)

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To read Adam's research on monarch butterflies mentioned in the podcast, you can find it linked here in the Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution scientific journal.
To learn more about bees and trees, read our blog, Do Bees Like Trees? Trees for Bees Guide.
To learn more about creating a pollinator garden, read our blog, Creating a Pollinator Garden (Steps and a Pollinator Plant List).

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