The Spruce, Chokecherry and Oak will all attract birds to your yard for various reasons. The only one that won’t is the hydrangea.
The Spruce has two reasons for attracting birds. Evergreen trees like the spruce not only provide seed and pinecones for food, but they hardiness and foliage act as shelter in the cold weather. Other evergreens that help the birds thrive in winter include hemlock, juniper and firs
The Oak trees offer less protection but are a great food source. And the chokecherry provides delicious berries to snack on throughout the winter. Other great berry sources are winterberry bushes and viburnum. Even rose bushes develop a fleshy fruit called a rose hip that birds can uses as sustenance.
Another option is to plant some native grasses, which you don’t cut down before winter. Not only do they add interesting visual appeal in your yard, but they can also provide coverage and seeds.
If you’d like to learn more about what to plant and where to plant it in your landscape, give us a call.