Planting Bottomland Hardwoods for Wildlife in the Delta
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.