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Conifers of­fer three es­sen­tials that help birds sur­vive and thrive. • Food: All conifers pro­duce seed-filled or berry­like cones that waxwings, robins, spar­rows, and other birds and back­yard crea­tures de­vour. • Shel­ter: The dense branches pro­vide a four-sea­son es­cape from preda­tors, like a stealthy hawk swoop­ing through your yard. • Nest­ing sites: Conifers that fea­ture a droop­ing or up­right habit sup­ply safe and se­cure places for birds to build nests and raise fam­i­lies.

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