Messy landscapes support birds and other wildlife

House with native plants in front¬†yardPhoto courtesy of Christian Barnard By Ryan Suttle.  Consulting Arborist and Urban Forester.  Conventional urban landscape management strives for a tidy appearance.  Grass is mowed to a uniform height, hedges are carefully sculpted, weeds are plucked, and dead branches are removed from trees.  While these cultural practices perpetuate the idea of an attractive landscape, birds … Read More