Evergreen Trees

Overview: Evergreen denotes a plant that retains its leaves throughout the year (thus “ever”) and whose leaves are always green (thus “green”). Evergreen plants can be either trees or shrubs and many are conifers (cone bearing seed plants). For these reasons, Evergreen plants play a very important role in providing food and shelter for birds - food from the seeds and berries Evergreens produce and shelter from the hardy branches, which offer protection for birds against the weather (especially in winter when deciduous trees lose their leaves) and predators (which makes Evergreen plants a prime spot for nesting).

Top Evergreen Species for Attracting Birds