Why Plant Mast-Producing Trees?

Why Plant Mast-Producing Trees?

Mast-producing trees provide many benefits for wildlife, for humans, and for the environment.

Mast is one of the most important food sources for hundreds of species of mammals and birds, including game animals such as deer and wild turkey. …

What is Mast?

What is Mast?

Mast is the botanical name for the nuts, seeds, buds, or fruits of trees and shrubs that are eaten by wildlife.

There are two main types of mast:

Hard mast includes hard nuts and seeds such as acorns, hickory