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Flora & Fauna

Managing our fields naturally

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.

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Planting baby Christmas Trees

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!

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Blue Spruce in Iceland!

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.

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No-Mow May

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.

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yellow rattle meadow flower

Wildflower field margins

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!

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Norwegian Spruce in…Norway!

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.

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