herons nesting in oak trees

Asked October 11, 2016, 6:19 PM EDT

Will nesting night crowned herons cause my oak trees to die? My neighborhood street is lined with

mature live oak trees that have served herons for a number of years. This past year, so many herons

nested in our trees that it now seems to be a rookery. There were three nests in one of my oak trees,

hatching 9-10 babies.... and attended by adults. Mr. Hawk set up shop with his family, also. Was very interesting, but we don't want to lose the trees.

Most of my neighbors had several nests, also. Should we be concerned?

Brazoria County Texas

1 Response

To whom it may concern:
Based on the information you have provided. I do not think you should be concerned about the health of your trees. You could attempt to scare them away, but there is no sure fire way to keep them away in the future.

You may want to reach out to either Audubon or Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.