There’s no way around it, 2020 has been a crazy year for all of us.
Covid-19 has impacted the way we work and prevented some of our planned projects this year.
The farm sits in the regional pocket of NH’s extreme drought classification. That means we’ve had losses of our young transplants and growth has been stunted for the trees we were planning to cut this year.
The farm looks surprisingly good for the lack of rainfall May through September, and overall, the health of the trees is great. However, with the slower growth, we were going to have to limit tree cutting again this year to balance out the future years anyway. Yet with Covid-19, it adds another dimension to opening the farm with the crush of eager families vying to get trees before we hit our limit and close up for the season.
Considering this, we’ve decided that it would be best to not open the farm this year. By not harvesting trees this year, it will be just the break our trees need for us to operate in full swing next year.
In 2021, we’ll have over 6,000 trees in the ground and we’ll be back to cutting trees without worry to limiting how many we can cut. We will be in great shape to cut 600-700 trees per year from then on.
Our best wishes for a happy, safe and sane holiday season to you all and we very much look forward to seeing you in 2021.
Tim, Atlanta & Willow