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Food in a row: urban trees offer valuable floral resources to pollinating insects


Plant-pollinator dynamics

Subject detail

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.

Publication Source

Urban Ecosystems

Site category

Business parks, Cemeteries/churchyards, Parks, Private gardens, Public gardens, Verges

Type of content

Peer reviewed research paper

Year of Publication



Data collection - ecological

Methods Detail

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

Recommendation Detail

Urban tree flowers provide nectar with relatively high sugar contents and should be considered for pollinators.