The Bees and The Trees
Wednesday, April 5, 2017, 6:30 pm
Wilder Room, Chanhassen Library
Free event, no registration necessary
Local author and native plant/pollinator expert, Heather Holm, will be presenting tree options for pollinators. If you’re adding trees to your yard for shade or aesthetics, why not do double duty by offering pollinators food and habitat while you’re at it. While most trees are wind-pollinated, the ones that are insect-pollinated provide important forage for pollinators, especially in early spring. Heather will teach you which canopy trees, small trees, and shrubs are insect-pollinated and the types of pollinators each plant attracts. Learn how to create a garden of Eden for bees and butterflies in your yard and a beautiful haven for your family too.
How does this tie into emerald ash borer (EAB)? While it hasn’t yet been confirmed in Chanhassen, now is the time to start planning for its arrival. Planting a diversity of trees in your yard makes it more resilient to whatever insects or disease problems that occur.