Christmas Tree Farms provide varied and unique habitats for an amazing array of wildlife – in field margins, hedgerows, wild-meadow areas, ponds and ditches, and the Christmas trees themselves!
We like finding Christmas trees on our travels, and this summer we found Blue Spruce growing in Iceland! Our own Blue Spruce are only just reaching heights of 8-9ft. So it was good to meet some of their taller relations growing in the sub-arctic.
Along the grass verges that surround our farm, we have been busy cultivating wildflowers amongst the grasses. Last September, we planted yellow rattle and are thrilled to se them coming into flower this spring!
We were thrilled to learn that St Peter’s Hospice raised over £22,000 this January, collecting and recycling used Christmas trees from all around Bristol. Many of these were brought to Frenchay Christmas Tree Farm for processing and mulching. We were delighted to be able to help with this great charity fundraiser.