[TN-Bird] Re: birds in blackgum

For those interested in feeding birds, this would be a good year to gather
some of the abundant fruit and seed for offering later in winter.  I've been
gathering such things as devil's walking stick, black gum, elderberry and
poke and putting in freezer bags in the freezer.  Seeds can be stored as
whole heads and dry, but protected from rodents, etc.  And don't take all of
any seed.  Leave plenty for the locals and migrants and enough to fall for
others to find later.

Carol, you'd win on any plant trivia contest any time, so just cram this in
amonst all those other fun facts for future reference!

Meredith Clebsch
Loudon County




Joan C Reese/SPEC/PS/EXT/UTIA wrote: Carol Reese Ornamental Horticulture
Specialist -Western District University of Tennessee Extension Service 605
Airways Blvd. Jackson TN 38301 731 425 4767 email jreese5@xxxxxxx[1] I was
fortunate to have a female blackgum (they are dioecious, trees are either
male or female) at my former residence, and can attest to the man migrating
birds that are attracted to the fruit. Unfortunately the trees are rarely
sold by gender, and of course, one would need both a female and a male close
by for pollination. This is true of persimmon and spicebush as well, and
bothof these are great for birdwatching in the fall. Somebody, somewhere,
should name and propagate these by gender just folks wishing to plant for
thebirds, or maybe that nursery does exist and I just don't know of it.
Should, that sort of falls under my job description, huh? cr
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