to a recent
Gallop pole, the most frequent excuse people gave for not having a real
Christmas tree was that they felt that it would be bad for the
Deer, wild turkeys,
other birds and animals specifically choose our tree plantation as the
ideal place to raise their young. They leave the Short Hills Provincial
Park to come here to have their young, because there is much more food
and shelter than in the park.
When forest trees
are allowed to
mature, the heavy shade they cast kills off the smaller plants under
them leaving little suitable “cover” for the wildlife to
hide and feed.
In our farm, the
trees are thick
to the ground, giving unlimited places for a worried mother to hide her
precious young. The grassed areas between the rows give good escape
routes and also provide an excellent source of food.