Looking for Native Trees? Consider Conifers!

Looking for native trees to grow in your yard? Consider Conifers!

If you have room for a large tree in your yard, majestic evergreen conifer trees have many year-round benefits. In addition to providing beauty all year, conifers provide crucial food and shelter for birds and other wildlife. Chickadees, wood warblers, and nuthatches dine on tiny insects they find in conifer branches, bark, and cones. Finches forage for seeds they find in broken cones.

Evergreen Conifers also help keep our water and air clean. A typical, medium-sized tree can intercept up to 2,380 gallons of rainfall each year. This allows clean water to stay clean. Conifers’ dense foliage traps dust and other pollutants in the air, and as with all trees, they store

KCD’s Native Plant Sale still has a few native conifers left to pre-order. Find them here while supplies last:

Grand Fir (Abies grandis)
Sitka Spruce (Picea sitchensis)
Western Hemlock (Tsuga heterophylla) 

Rosie McGoldrick, AmeriCorps Education & Events Specialist

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Source: Seven Reasons to Plant Native Conifers: KCD

Photo Credit: By Chris Schnepf, University of Idaho, United States – This image is Image Number 1171049 at Forestry Images, a source for forest health, natural resources and silviculture images operated by The Bugwood Network at the University of Georgia and the USDA Forest Service., CC BY 3.0 us
Featured Photo Credit: Walter Siegmund, Own Work, BY CC- SA 3.0

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