Digging ponds and planting eucalyptus and willow to help with drainage, and creating an area of native woodland in our boggy area is all adding to the richness of the natural environment at Frenchay Christmas Tree Farm.
In the spring and autumn, we are busy planting 1,000s of sapling Christmas trees, to replace trees that have been cut for Christmas. It’s always a race to get the fragile plants safely into the ground in their new home – Frenchay Christmas Tree Farm!
Our no-mow May was a big success. In fact, we didn’t mow our fields until early July, which meant orchids and other wildflowers had a chance to flourish and the insects and birds all benefitted, too.
We are looking at ways we can harness wind power at the farm – we are not on the grid and we don’t need much power, but it would be great to be self-sufficient, using a natural resource that is readily available to us – the wind!
We love that our customers are thinking about the impact of Christmas on the planet. Many ask us about the environmental impact of buying a real Christmas Tree, so here are some of the facts.
We were lucky enough to visit forests of Norwegian Spruce in their native habitat on a winter visit to the Norwegian coastal town of Bergen. It was inspiring to walk underneath these majestic, spectacular trees in their natural environment.
Then get this info in your diary… Early-bird Tree Reservation Weekend! from 10am-4pm on Friday 3rd, Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th November 2023 Old Gloucester Rd, FrenchayBristol BS16 1QW No booking required. Dogs on leads welcome.
With very a hot summer and a warm, wet autumn, we then had a winter wonderland of snow in December! Our natural field-management system is helping our Christmas trees cope well with more extreme seasonal weather.