Sunday, October 17, 2010

Christmas Tree Condos

Chances are, the farm fresh Christmas tree you’ll trim this holiday season had a full and varied life before coming into your home. The green space New Hampshire Christmas tree farms provide and preserve is essential habitat for countless wildlife species.

The manager of one New Hampshire Christmas tree farm describes his crop as "revolving condos" for birds, who return year after year to build nests in the larger trees, flocking to different parts of the farm as one year's crop is cut down to make way for another. 

Wild turkeys, moose, deer, bears, and countless other species also benefit from the habitat provided and maintained by tree farmers.

The neat, pretty rows of trees and preservation of open space provided by tree farms is an important part of New Hampshire's natural landscape for the people who live here and visit the state. Many New Hampshire Christmas tree farms include walking trails, and human visitors should always ask permission from the landowner before roaming a tree farm or other private property.