Planting Bottomland Hardwoods for Wildlife in the Delta

  • Authors: Gardiner, Emile S.; Stanturf, John A.
  • Publication Year: 2000
  • Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
  • Source: Delta Wildlife, Volume VII, Number 4, Winter 1999/2000

Abstract

Tree season soon will be upon us. No, not cottontrees! The best time for planting dormant hardwood seedlings in the Delta is from December through February. All trees native to the Delta have some value as wildlife habitat. While some tree species produce mast, foliage, nectar, or fiber that are eaten by animals, others provide cover, vertical structure for nesting and territory establishment, cavity or den trees, forage sites for insects and other invertebrates, and perch stands.

  • Citation: Gardiner, Emile S.; Stanturf, John A. 2000. Planting Bottomland Hardwoods for Wildlife in the Delta. Delta Wildlife, Volume VII, Number 4, Winter 1999/2000.
  • Posted Date: April 1, 1980
  • Modified Date: January 22, 2013
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