Monday, April 28, 2008

Planting Christmas Trees at the Rocks Estate

Last week we planted the crop that will be in your homes 6 - 9 years from now. This year we are planting 3 types of trees Balsam Fir, Fraser Fir and Canaan Fir. All grow well up here in Northern NH and form great Christmas trees for our guests to enjoy. In this picture we are planting Canaan Fir trees with our tractor pulled planter.

It total we planted 8,000 trees which have to be carefully packed into the ground individually as you can see in the next image. It is now raining which is ideal for our new crop.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Pruning Apple Trees for Wildlife

We are busy pruning wild apple trees for wildlife, so far 121 have been done this season. Apples and the trees themselves are an important food food source for many species in New Hampshire. We release (cut the over shadowing non-apple trees) to allow light into the apple trees and then prune them to help with fruit production.

Some of the species that have been observed taking advantage of this food source are deer, bear, fisher, coyote, squirrels, moose, bobcats, wild turkeys, roughed grouse and porcupine to name but a few.

Friday, April 11, 2008

News from The Rocks

Here's our first blog about the exciting Rocks Estate. Visit our site: