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Wildlife Cavity in a Hackberry Tree
Protecting snags (dead trees) benefits cavity nesting
birds such as chickadees, woodpeckers, tree swallows, owls,
If the snag is in a location where it might cause a
safety or other concern, consider cutting it about 15 feet above
ground. Leaving the tall stump will provide nesting and
foraging spots for cavity nesters.
Some property owners on
land without snags have created them using small tree trunks
placed vertically in the ground like tall (15 feet) fence posts.
For more information:
Landscape Plants for Wildlife (printable .pdf): This NebGuide lists some of the plants that benefit
songbirds and other wildlife in Nebraska. It includes
information about plants, their wildlife benefits, and
where they grow best.
Backyard Wildlife: Planting for Habitat:
information on planning and planting for wildlife habitat in the backyard.
If you have to cut down or clear out some wood, read Heating With Wood:
Producing, Harvesting and Processing Firewood (printable .pdf)