Do you know what a “snag” is? No, it’s not a pull on your sweater. It’s actually a dead tree left to decompose standing upright, and snag trees are vital to keeping the delicate ecosystem thriving in your backyard. According to the National Wildlife Federation, dead trees provide needed nourishment and shelter for up to 1,000 species of wildlife. It’s easy to create a snag; just leave a dead tree upright. Make sure it’s a safe distance from your home; all you need is one snag per acre of land for maximum effect.
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