The California Wildlife Center has issued a statement asking residents to avoid trimming their trees during spring and summer to account for local wildlife. The center explains that birds nest in the bushes and trees in residential yards between early February and August.
“California Wildlife Center receives hundreds of orphaned and injured babies due to tree trimming every year,” the center wrote in a statement. “Birds and squirrels are injured or killed when their nests are unintentionally destroyed by pruning trees and shrubs during the nesting season.”
The wildlife center also offers a variety of tips to save trees and wildlife. For instance, they advise to trim in October through January when trees are dormant and avoid disturbing nests.
For more information, visit cawildlife.org.