Wildlife Value of trees
Number of plant eating insects and mites associated with woodland trees in Britain
Based on List compiled by Kennedy & Southwood in 1984
This table shows that the more insects and mites on the tree the more wildlife it will support due to the increased food source for birds, such as woodpeckers for example. The more wildlife your woodland can support the higher its value for wildlife, as well as education, enjoyment and amenity.
|Tree specie||Number of insects/mites||Tree specie||Number of insects/mites|
|Poplar & Aspen||189||Hornbeam||51|
|Crab apple||118||Horse chestnut||9|