Starting June 20, it’s Pollinator Week! AmericanHort and partners in the National Pollinator Garden Network are busy educating the public on how they can help ensure that bees, butterflies, and other pollinators have places to live and eat. Toward that end, we are promoting the key role trees and woody plants play in supporting pollinators.
The Pollinator Partnership’s “Trees for Bees” poster beautifully illustrates the fact that trees are an important food source for pollinators. Bees and other pollinators do not just forage for pollen and nectar from annuals and perennials. The tree canopy and shrub understory also give pollinators an abundant source of nutrition. Additionally, trees provide critical nesting opportunities for some pollinators.