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  • George S. Ayers and Jay R. Harman, “Bee Forage of North America and the Potential for Planting for Bees.” Chapter 13 in The Hive and the Honey Bee, Joe M. Graham, editor. Dadant & Sons, 2015 edition.
  • William Cullina, Native Trees, Shrubs & Vines. Houghton Mifflin, 2002.
  • Michael A. Dirr, Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes, 5th ed. 1998.
  • Elizabeth L. Ley, “Selecting Plants for Pollinators: Eastern Broadleaf Forest Oceanic.” Pollinator Partnership and NAPPC. (Online.)
  • Peter Lindtner, Garden Plants for Honey Bees. Wicwas Press, 2014.
  • John H. Lovell, The Flower and the Bee. Reprint edition: Wicwas Press, 2015. (Scribners, 1918. Also available online.)
  • M.E.A. McNeil, “The National Strategy to Promote the Health of Honey Bees and Other Pollinators.” Bee Culture, November 2015. (Online.)
  • Frank Chapman Pellett, American Honey Plants. American Bee Journal, 1920. (Online: link or link.)
  • “Conserving Wild Bees in Pennsylvania.” College of Agricultural Sciences, Penn State University, 2009. (PDF online.)
  • Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, “Approved Street Trees.” ( PDF online, under “View Approved Street Tree Species List” button.)
  • Pollinator Health Task Force, National Strategy to Promote the Health of Honey Bees and Other Pollinators, Pollinator Research Action Plan, and Pollinator-Friendly Best Management Practices for Federal Lands. White House, 2015. (PDFs online.)
  • Michael Snyder, “Why Are Some Trees Pollinated by Wind And Some by Insects?” Northern Woodlands, Spring 2009. (Online.)
  • Douglas W. Tallamey, Bringing Nature Home. Timber Press, 2007.
  • Jeffrey Whitehead, The Hedge Book. Storey, 1991.

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