Autumn is a time when we take stock in the garden, allowing ourselves to look back at what worked in the space, to see if we can make further changes and to form the following year’s landscape.
Gardens are so individual to us gardeners, but to wildlife, they are an environment where a whole life cycle can be established. When you choose a tree to plant, you’re actually buying into a whole host of wildlife choices. Each tree attracts different levels of insects, mammals and invertebrates. The numbers of each varies hugely, but one thing is certain, the environment will be massively improved by its addition.
In this article, I hope to focus on just a few of the wildlife aspects per species that are so incredibly important to everyday existence.
Autumn and winter is a perfect time to choose trees for planting while the roots are dormant.