When you have trees and other plants in your yard you know that they bring lots of positive attributes to your home. The plants are going to bring beauty to the yard and when it comes to trees they also bring shade to your home that can help control the temperature. Plants, trees and shrubs also bring lots of wildlife to your yard and around your home. This can be a wonderful addition when you can see animals running through the trees and other plants. You can also start to see birds and butterflies as well. When it comes to the wildlife that might be using your trees for shelter you want to be cautious of them. They are a very important part of the environment so it is a good idea to know how to react. When it comes to nests that birds are often making in trees you want to know what to do so that your tree is cared for but the nest is not being disturbed. TREEGUY.com outlines what to do if you notice there is a bird nest in one or more of your trees.
Bird Nest Identification
One of the most important things you want to make sure you understand is what a nest looks like and where they are found. Birds often like to nest in trees where there is a notch or a split in the branches. The nest is usually made from the materials that birds can find around your yard and surrounding yards. They will usually grab sticks, grass, leaves, feathers and other debris that they might be able to use. The nest is usually a compacted area of these objects and if you are looking into the crown of the tree you can often spy them. If you think that you are seeing a nest in a tree you want to make sure that you know what to do about it.
Is the Bird Nest in the Tree Still Active?
If you have seen a nest in a tree on your property you want to make sure you know if the nest is being used or not. It would be nice to just climb up and take a look inside but if the nest is active the mother bird may not come back and potentially abandon the baby birds if they can sense you around it. You want to take up bird watching for a few days. Use some binoculars and check on the nest throughout the day for a few days. You want to see if you notice any activity or not. If the nest has not been active it may be fine to move forward with any tree care needs that you might want to have done.
Tree Care Services
The best thing to do is to make sure that you alert your tree care expert if there is an active nest in your tree. The tree needs to be cared for and continue to be trimmed and pruned but the process may change or have to wait if there is a nest that is active in the tree. The professional will be able to work with you on how best to proceed.
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Most bird species nest through spring and summer but the great news is that birds fledge very quickly. In most cases simply being patient for a couple of weeks is all it takes before birds leave the nest and tree care needs can proceed. TREEGUY.com can meet all your tree service needs. Call us today!