Has anyone ever heard of a nursery doing this?
I've got a big yard and had almost nothing in it until the past couple of months when I finally dug in my heels and spent the money to add trees, privet, perennials, etc. Three of the trees I added are for the birds - a serviceberry, a crab apple and a washington hawthorn. I have a washington hawthorn in the front of my house and the cardinals love it in the winter. I just noticed that none of the above have any fruit on them and when I called the nursery they said they remove all the fruit because the bee's love it and they can't have the liability of someone being stung. Is this the norm? I suppose I can understand their concern, I'm just a little disappointed there won't be fruit to feed the birds this winter.
I also have a birdbath and added a water wiggler, but so far, only one robin has found it and hasn't been back. Is there anything more I can do on that front?