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Hear the Buzz? It's Pollinator Week!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016   (0 Comments)
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Pollinator weekStarting 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.

To lift up the “trees for bees” message at retail, the Horticultural Research Institute worked to make the new poster available for purchase on retail-ready materials from Garden Center Marketing’s website. Retailers should also take advantage of HRI’s free pollinator resources by downloading our communications toolkit featuring sample social media posts and other marketing materials.

Brought to you by Lighthouse, an AmericanHort Progam. Article by Jennifer Gray.