When I was young there was a great old white mulberry tree in the front yard. Every year when the berries were ripe, all kinds of birds would come as well as raccoons carrying their young up the tree to eat the berries.
The tree died about 25 years ago and from time to time I tried to plant a new one but they all died.
Two years ago I saw a tree choked by weeds up on the hill. It was a white mulberry and had somehow grown there without having been planted. I cleared the area around it and it has flourished. The mulberrys are ripe just this week and the birds are flocking in.
Mulberrys are bland and tasteless but it seems the birds dont care.white mulberry tree