When people think of pollination they most often think of managed (non-native) honey bees used in agriculture and perhaps some also think of native, wild bumble bees. However, we have a wealth of other native bees present in non-agricultural landscapes such as forests and landscape trees. Most trees in western forests are wind pollinated, although understory plants and some broadleaf forest trees rely on pollination services or provide forage for native pollinators.

Foresters that own or manage small, private woodlands all the way up to large, industrial woodlands can contribute to conserving and promoting habitat and resources for our native bees.  

Read up on the summary of our current understanding of forest habitat for pollinators on our blog: Bees and Trees.

 

GET involved!

OBP is working with foresters that have voluntarily incorporated pollinator-friendly practices into silvicultural management and recruiting more. Check back soon for more info!

 Source: Oregon Forest Resources Institute

Source: Oregon Forest Resources Institute

 

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