Food in a row: urban trees offer valuable floral resources to pollinating insects
This study examined the value of common trees planted in Western European urban environments for pollinators. Indicating that trees should not be forgotten when designing planting for pollinators.
Laurent Somme et al.
Business parks, Cemeteries/churchyards, Parks, Private gardens, Public gardens, Verges
Type of content
Peer reviewed research paper
Year of Publication
Data collection - ecological
Nine tree urban tree species (Acers, Buckeyes, Robina and Lindens) were sampled for resources for pollibators: pollen protein content and nectar composition.
Resources for pollinators
Urban tree flowers provide nectar with relatively high sugar contents and should be considered for pollinators.