A Tree Farm Experience

The day was blustery and cold, but brave students still trooped in to learn about what it takes to run a Christmas tree farm. Beginning inside and out of the wind, we went over what makes a tree a tree, how a tree grows, and the difference between deciduous and coniferous trees. Then everyone braved the elements to wander through the groves and try their hand at Christmas tree identification. The students did a great job at finding the differences between the tree species and making correct identifications.

The fun concluded inside again where warm apple cider thawed us out enough to make grapevine wreaths. Each family went home with a beautiful and original wreath, made just perfectly for their home. Hopefully each “nature wreath” will get filled and grow in beauty as the students find natural items to continue adding to the wreaths’ arrangements.

If you are interested in a small group field trip, contact us and we will do our best to work with you to make a fun and educational experience.

Photo credit to Russell’s AdventuresĀ