Audubon® Native Trees & Plants for Birds

Grown by Bower & Branch

Native Plants for Birds

Have you ever wondered what the world would be like without birds?

Beyond their beauty and grandeur, birds matter! Here at Bower & Branch we are excited to emphasize the importance of birds in partnership with the National Audubon Society. Landscaping choices have a meaningful effect on the population of birds. Native trees and plants outshine even the best bird feeders. From a bird’s point of view, native plants are the tried-and-true food supply for a nest of begging beaks and the safest place to call home. The relationship between birds and plants is deeply intertwined in a way that crucially supports local ecosystems.

North American birds are disappearing from the skies at a shocking rate, and one of the biggest reasons for that is loss of habitat. We want to prevent a future of silent skies by rebuilding and beautifying our local landscapes, beginning with our homes and communities. Audubon is devoted to protecting birds and the places they need, while Bower & Branch is devoted to the growth of native trees. Together, we strive to unite communities in conservation and inspire individuals to cultivate a better world for birds starting in their own backyards, balconies, or patios.

You can help birds and other wildlife thrive by planting native plants in your home and community.

Bower & Branch is proud to grow this bird-friendly collection of Audubon Native Trees & Plants, free of neonicotinoids, to provide food and shelter for local and migrating birds.

Audubon Native Plants with Bower & Branch

Audubon® Native American Sycamore Audubon® Native Black Gum Audubon® Native Black Gum - USDA Organic Audubon® Native Common Persimmon Audubon® Native Pagoda Dogwood


Native Trees

By planting Audubon® Native Trees for your yard and neighborhood parks, you restore the vital habitat for birds in your local community. At Bower & Branch, we want to enable everyone to have a positive impact by planting native trees. Get connected with your local wildlife, enhance the environment, all while beautifying garden spaces. With Audubon Native Trees, you are creating a climate-friendly home, restoring wildlife habitat, and transforming your landscape where birds can flourish.



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Definition of Native?


Why Native Plants?

Choosing native plants and trees allows your landscape to coexist with nature, rather than compete with it. They are the ecological basis that birds and people depend on. 

Here are some compelling reasons why you should choose native trees and plants for your garden: 

1. Native plants and trees are ideal for providing nesting resources and supporting native insects, many of which are the primary food source for most birds during breeding season. You can help keep local ecosystems healthy!

2. Native plants and trees are versatile: no matter the size of your garden or project, you can find native plants that are the right fit. From dry shade to rock gardens, to a shade-giving tree, there are native plants and trees that fit your needs and provide safe spaces for your winged friends.

3. Since native plants and trees are already adapted to local environments, they are quite low maintenance. They’re equipped with natural protection that makes them disease and pest resistant and easy to grow in local conditions. Plus, you can rest easy as they conserve water and soil.

4. Bower & Branch’s native trees and plants are grown neonicotinoid free. Neonicotinoids are insecticides used widely on farms and in urban landscapes. They are absorbed by plants and can be present in pollen and nectar, making them very toxic for birds, bees, and butterflies.

No matter where you go, birds are present throughout every habitat across the world. There will always be evidence of birds in the pockets of our gardens – the hardworking woodpecker leaving a cavity that many other birds depend on, or a warbler weaving tidy nests high in the trees. While this activity is often overlooked, birds play an integral role within a well-functioning ecosystem.

Here are some more reasons why we need birds (and why they need us!): 

1. Birds pollinate plants just like bees and butterflies do! Many plants we use for food or medicine are pollinated by birds.

2. Birds are natural exterminators! Recent studies have estimated that birds eat 400-500 million tons of insects a year. We don’t want to imagine a world without birds doing the hard work of pest control. *Nyffeler, Martin & Sekercioglu, Cagan & Whelan, Christopher. (2018). Insectivorous birds consume an estimated 400–500 million tons of prey annually. The Science of Nature. 105. 10.1007/s00114-018-1571-z.

3. Many birds play an important role as nature’s clean-up crew. Scavenger birds like vultures, crows, and ravens are natural sanitation services as they break down animal carcasses and vastly limit the spread of disease.


Can Help!


Make Your Landscape into a Bird Sanctuary

By choosing from our bird-friendly collection of Audubon® Native Plants & Trees, together we can plant better for birds today and tomorrow.