Trees for Pollinators

Pollinators local to British gardens include the likes of bumblebees, hoverflies, moths, butterflies, and beetles. Attracting pollinators to your garden is important for the fertilisation of plants and to diversify the plant species in your garden, as well as helping to develop plant resistance to disease and pests. Unfortunately pollinators are under threat, declining in numbers, risking the biodiversity of plant species and threatening our ecosystem. Planting pollinator-friendly trees and plants is a beneficial way to re-introduce these important animals into your garden. 

Trees for pollinators include Willow, Maple, Horse-Chestnut, Acacia and Linden trees. These are particularly popular with bees as they produce high levels of both pollen and nectar that are required for bees to survive.