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Master Gardener Tips September 5, 2023

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By Laurie Zitterkopf, Nebraska Extension Master Gardener

Layering the Landscape for Wildlife. With native habitats shrinking, our home landscapes are increasingly important for sustaining wildlife, including birds, pollinators, and other beneficial insects. In terms of year-round value, the backbone of wildlife habitat is our native trees and shrubs. Since they evolved along with native wildlife. The wider the range of vertical layers in the landscape, the more varied the habitat it offers, and provides soft landings for the caterpillars. Fall is a great time to plant trees.