Hi, my name is Mateo. It's my job to make sure that your Christmas tree grows healthy and
strong. We test the soil and if the nutrients are lacking, we will add fertilizer to help the trees.
We only use fertilizers that are safe for the trees, the animals that live in the forest, and humans
too! We stay on the lookout for pests (weeds and insects), which can hurt or even kill a tree.
We are part of the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program. That means that we use pest
control methods that don't harm the environment. We mow the tree farm to keep the weeds
down and use a variety of ways to get rid of the bad insects. Sometimes other good insects can
be used to get rid of the bad ones. Pests can also be vacuumed up or even picked off the tree
by hand. We only use chemicals when it is absolutely necessary. It's a lot of work, but we think
it really benefits the trees that we grow. To learn more, click here.
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