Pollinators and Trees

Pollinator Conservation in Forest Lands (video) (American Forest Foundation)
This webinar will explore the role of pollinators in healthy farms and ecosystems and how forestland owners and forest managers can conserve and restore habitat for these essential animals.

Pollinators and Forestry (Oregon Forest Resources Institute)
Managed forests are important habitat for pollinators. A growing body of studies show that pollinators use recently disturbed areas such as recent burns, windfalls or timber harvests.

Seeing the Forest for the Bees (podcast)
This podcast discusses how pollinator habitats and forests coexist and the ways that bees thrive in forested areas.

Bees and Trees: Pollination in Forests (The Oregon Bee Project)
What’s being pollinated in forests? Where do bees live in forests? What bees are found in forest habitat?

Bees Prefer Open Habitats: How Managers Can Help Conserve Pollinators (USDA Southern Research Station)
A number of common management techniques used for other purposes also help create pollinator-friendly conditions, including prescribed fire, harvesting or thinning, shrub removal, or some combination.

Caterpillars of Eastern Forests (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
Caterpillars are the dietary staple of many forest mammals and birds, and without them there would be fewer songbirds to welcome each spring.

Selecting Plants for Pollinators: A Regional Guide for Farmers, Land Managers and Gardeners in the Southeastern Mixed Forest Province (The Pollinator Partnership)
This publication provides information on how individuals can influence pollinator populations through choices they make when they farm, manage large tracts of  land or plant a garden.

Ten Best North American Trees for Bees (ThoughtCo.)
This document provides a list of native trees that support pollinators.

Changes in Forest Structure Affect Bees, Other Pollinators (Science Daily)
Over the past century, many forests have shifted from open to closed canopies. The change in forest structure could be contributing to declines in pollinator species, especially native bees.

Conserving Pollinators in North American Forests (U.S. Forest Service)
Bees and butterflies generally favor open forest habitats regardless of forest type, geographic region, or methods used to create these habitats.

Butterfly Populations Succeed When Natural Forests Surround Their Grasslands (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences)
Open grasslands surrounded by natural forests are far more inviting to various butterfly populations than those that were surrounded by agricultural fields.