About Dayton Ohio
As the sixth-largest city in the state of Ohio, Dayton has a diverse and fascinating ecology that is worth talking about. It is the county seat of Montgomery County and a small part of the city extends into Greene County.
According to the 2018 US Census, Dayton, Ohio has an estimated population of 140,640, while Greater Dayton was estimated to be at 803,416 residents. This makes Dayton the fourth-largest metropolitan area in Ohio and 63rd in the United States.
Weather in Dayton
The climate in Dayton and the rest of Ohio is fairly universal: it has hot, humid summers and cold winters. And because the northern part of the state is in the Snow Belt, it is not unusual for heavy, lake-effect snow to be present during the winter. Dayton experiences a good amount of precipitation all year long.
Topography & Wildlife
Ohio may be a relatively flat state, but it is not made up entirely of plains. The state has dense forests and lush river valleys. In fact, it is home to many different species of animals. The animals at the top of the food chain in Ohio are the coyotes and black bears. Black bears, in particular, can be problematic if they learn that they can invade campsites or garbage dumps for an easy meal. Sometimes they would just visit your yard to raid on the bird feeders.
Coyotes are an even bigger problem though, because not only are they notoriously loud when howling, but they may also study homes and yards looking for an unsuspecting pet or child. These canines do tend to feed on city rats which help homeowners with rodents.
In addition to these wild animals, nine varieties of birds have been observed every year in the Dayton area, namely the downy woodpecker, Carolina chickadee, tufted titmouse, brown creeper, cardinal, junco, tree sparrow, song sparrow, and crow.
Christmas Bird Count
Joel’s Pro Tree Service is a proud supporter of wildlife and ecology. As such we practice conscious tree removal. When necessary we will remove trees, but we understand that there is the wildlife that can and often do live in those trees. Responsible tree removal can help reduce the habitat displacement that is occurring across the county and world.
As an advocate for the local Christmas Bird Count in Dayton Ohio, we believe in preserving the natural habitats of our native birds.
Dayton Ohio Flora
As for the local flora, Dayton, Ohio has plenty of native trees such as River Birch (Betula nigra), Eastern Redbud (Cercis canadensis), Fringe Tree (Chionanthus virginicus), Sweet Gum (Liquidambar styraciflua), Tulip Poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera), Sourwood (Oxydendrum), Black Gum (Nyssa sylvatica), Eastern White Pine (Pinus strobus), Silver Maple (Acer saccharinum), Ohio Buckeye (Aesculus glabra) and Paw Paw (Asimnia triloba).
Planting native species is beneficial because it is good for wildlife such as birds and butterflies. They also cost less and are easier to maintain overall due to lower maintenance requirements. And because they are best suited to the Dayton climate, they tend to thrive easily while saving water.