Bees serve a crucial environmental function, and more and more people are becoming aware of that. If your customers are seeking ways to improve conditions for bees in their landscaping, point them to trees! Trees don’t just improve a customer’s curb appeal, provide shade, and protect the soil. The right ones will also make a great home for these important pollinators.
How important are bees? Well, approximately one third of the food we eat on this planet is the result of honey bee pollination. That’s a huge amount of food! Think what would happen if that stopped? Bees aren’t just cute and useful–they’re also very industrious. A worker bee will fly over 30,000 miles in their lifetime. That’s bigger than the circumference of the earth.
What kind of trees are best for bees? Native species, of course. Fortunately for those of in the American Southeast, that means beautiful trees like magnolias. Their sweet blossoms will provide food for bees as well as birds and more. Native species will also marry best with the environment to help bees and other beneficial wildlife keep happy and healthy. Make sure your customers know how best to select and position their trees in their landscape.
The best time of year to plant trees is in the fall, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t stock up now. As pollinators return, customers are thinking of ways to make these fuzzy creatures flying creatures welcome. Make sure you’re stocked up with the varieties offered by 3am Growers!