Trees provide shelter, habitat and food for many species. We are fortunate in BC’s central interior to see a variety of nesting birds, including owls, chickadees, Northern flickers and jays. Steller’s jays like the one pictured here, are in the corvus, or crow family, along with magpies, ravens and blue jays. They are usually found at higher altitudes in dense forests of pine, spruce and fir. Jays are omnivorous, eating wild berries, pine seeds and insects when they are available in the warmer months.
Have you seen a Northern flying squirrel? We are home to one of three flying squirrel species in North America, and their conservation status is of “least concern” and will remain so, with a stable forest habitat. Flying squirrels are nocturnal, and nest in soft moss-lined cavities in trees. Red squirrels and Douglas squirrels are common tree critters, delighting young and old with their antics and tamability. Red squirrels are smaller than their cousins, and continue to thrive in well forested urban settings. Our forests are also home to coyotes, wolves, lynx, bobcat, cougar, deer, and black bear to name just a few of our local species.
Protecting our trees means protecting BC’s wildlife. Our passion is taking care of the urban forests in Southwest BC. We serve homeowners, landlords, strata groups, and municipalities. If you are a general contractor, we invite you to call us for site design and urban landscaping. Contact Twin Rivers Tree Service and Landscaping in Kamloops (250) 851-1121, Sechelt/Gibsons (604) 989-0588 or Abbotsford (604) 989-0588.
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