When forests, fields and other green spaces get bulldozed for new construction, we don't just lose pretty spaces, it also reduce food for wildlife. One way to help support wild animals with food and shelter is to plant a native tree in your own backyard. Trees native to your specific growing region help maintain the much-needed biodiversity wild animals need. Not only do they look good and provide shade and value for a home, they also help reduce storm water runoff and remove pollutants from the air. Your local nursery should be able to help you choose a native tree that will work for your backyard.