Thursday, May 7, 2009

Bears are Back

Bears have come out of their dens and are grazing in the fields at the Rocks Estate. This large bear has been roaming the property for the last week.

Planting in 2009

The staff at The Rocks Estate planted 7,200 young Christmas trees this spring. Using a mechanical auger, the trees were planted between larger trees which will be harvested in the next three years. This system provides shade protection for the smaller trees, which are about 4 years old.

Christmas trees are harvested when they are 10 to 15 years old, depending on the species.