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Safe Tree Wood for Birds

Here is a copy of what I have complied for our group. You will find this list has New Zealand and Australian trees added, which most list do not have.
Any comments. Like things you see wrong or not listed please say something. I want it to be the most complete correct list available.



ACACIA
APPLE -(Pesticide residue likely reason for periodic issues)
AILANTHUS - Tree of Heaven
ALDER - white alder - (See Dr. Vaden's site)
Alder / Buckthorn)
ALMOND
ARBUTUS
ARALIA - Fatsia japonica
ASH - Fraxinus
ASPEN - Populus
BAMBOO
BANKSIA
BARBERRY- Berberis
BAY TREE (Bay Laurel)
BIRCH - see paragraph
BEECH - Fagus
BOIS D'ARC - horse apple tree
BOTTLE BRUSH
BUTTERFLY BUSH
CALOTHAMNUS TORULOSUS (One Sided Bottlebrush) (Bush Tucker)
CAMELLIA
CITRUS -(lime, kumquat, grapefruit, orange, lemon)
COPPERSHEEN
CORK - (not wood from cork oak, but cork)
CORN PLANTS
COTTONWOOD - Populus
CRABAPPLE - Malus
CRAPE MYRTLE - (not the same as myrtle)
DATE
DOGWOOD - Cornus
DOUGLAS FIR - Pseudotsuga
DRACAENA
ELM - Ulmus
ESCALLONIA
EUCALYPTUS
FIG
FIR - genus Abies
GINKGO
GRAPE VINES
GRAPE PALM
GUAVA
HACKBERRY
HAWTHORN - Crataegus
HAZELNUT
HIBISCUS
HICKORY
IRONWOOD - apparently toxic leaves
IRNONBARK (Eucalyptus)
IXORA
JACARANDA
JADE PLANT
KALANCHOE
KANUKA
KUMQUAT
LARCH - Larix
LILAC - Syringa
LILLYPILY (Monkey Apple) (Bush Tucker)
MADRONA / MADRONE - Arbutus
MAGNOLIA
MANUKA (Tea Tree) Refer notes
MAPLE - Acer - see Dr. Vaden's site
MANZANITA - Arctostaphylos
MELALEUCA (Paperbark Gum) (Bush Tucker)
MESQUITE - remove sharp parts
MIMOSA
MOCK ORANGE - Phladelphus
MORETON BAY FIG
MOUNTAIN ASH - Sorbus
MULBERRY - Morus
NANDINA -common name is heavenly bamboo
NECTARINE
NORFOLK ISLAND PINE - Araucaria
NUT TREES - exclude chestnut and oak
ORANGE - several sources lean toward safe
OREGON GRAPE - Mahonia
PALMS See Note B:
PAPAYA (Paw Paw)
PAW PAW (Papaya)
PEACH
PEAR
PECAN
PINE - Pinus: see Dr. Vaden's site
PHOTINIA
PLUM
POHUTAKAWA
POPLAR - Populus
PUSSY WILLOW - Salix
PRUN
RAPHIOLEPSIS - Indian Hawthorn
REDBUD
RIBBONWOOD
ROSE - Rosa
RUBBER PLANT - - Ficus elastica - see Dr. Vaden's site
RUSSIAN OLIVE
SASSAFRAS
SEQUOIA (Redwood)
SHE OAK (Bush Tucker)
SILK TREE
SPIRAEA
SPRUCE - Picea
STAGHORN SUMAC -(Rhus - not Toxicodendron - (see Dr. Vaden's site)
STRAWBERRY TREE -(Arbutus like Madrone)
SWEET GUM - Liquidambar
SYCAMORE
TALA TREE
TEA TREE (Manuka) refer Note A.
THURLOW
TI TOKI
TREE FERN
VIBURNUM
VINE MAPLE - Acer
WATTLE (Note Hickory Wattle/Ironbark I have as Toxic)
WILLOW - Salix (Goat, Pussy & Weeping, Twisted)
WIEGELA
YUCCA

NOTES:
A: Manuka (Tea Tree in New Zealand) On one site the leaf is listed as (should be removed) Not true. Proven here in NZ that some of our birds enjoy chewing and they do get trace elements from the bark and leaf, that is beneficial to them.
Quote this comment "Not only do birds have the pleasure of natural recreation while stripping the branches of edible parts, they also get phytonutrients, trace elements of various minerals, and natural fiber needed for efficient digestion."

B: While most palm fruit is considered safe. There are a few listed as unsafe. Sago Palm nut. Betel Palm nut. Fish Tail Palm nut.


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Great post Clive, thanks for sharing it.





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Awesome thanks Clive! I use willow for my guys

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Thank you Clive. I have been using Crape Myrtle for years. Every time it is pruned I get a supply of perches and it takes the Cockatoos quite a bit of time to chew through them. I have also just had to prune a large branch from my multi grafted pear tree and I was going to see if it was safe for the birds. I don't need to go and look now.
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