Tuesday, April 14, 2009

KEEP THE SNAG

In landscape parlance a dead tree is a SNAG.

MOTHER NATURE is not wasteful.

Dead & dying trees are equally important as living trees. Maybe more? Dead & dying trees attract insects & fungi which attract song birds. Earth's eco system, a portion.
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If a dead/dying tree isn't a threat to safety keep it.
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Above, my red bud tree, SNAG, lasted 6 years. It danced with the birds outside my breakfast room window during that time.
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Who knew, dead & dying trees are precious.
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Garden & Be Well, XO Tara

1 comment:

VPS said...

Tara, Regarding snags & their importance in the landscape, you may want to encourage your readers to create a certified wildlife habitat.

To learn how, go to http://www.nwf.org/gardenforwildlife/create.cfm?CFID=21511737&CFTOKEN=d1a58bd66eb82ba5-41CFF16B-5056-A868-A0A054E1808CFF01

Once certified, order the plaque. I know you usually don't like words & phrases in the garden, but this is one that may be worth tucking into a sweet spot. . . maybe near that fallen tree!