We are often asked by visitors and others why we plant trees on our farm. Shade and shelter for our cows, biodiversity and habitat for native species and creating a great place to live and work are the reasons we plant trees.
When we head out to plant we say “We are off to go tree planting”. It is not only trees that are planted however. We plant trees, shrubs & grasses that are local to our area.
It is extremely rewarding to watch as the trees grow up and the landscape around us changes. It is especially satisfying to see our animals rewarded with shade on hot days and shelter on cold & windy days.
Each year we prepare new sites for planting, replace trees & shrubs that have died and manage weeds in our existing treed areas.