Four legged mowers join York Christmas Trees sustainable growing team

Sheep at the York Christmas Trees field

We have added five sheep to the award winning team at Wiggington to help deliver the most ecologically and sustainable Christmas tree growing system.

The Shropshire sheep are the latest innovation designed to enable York Christmas Trees to maximise benefits for the soil and the environment. They are, effectively, four legged mowing machines. It means we do not have to use mowing machinery in the growing fields and the team of sheep also produce organic fertiliser which is an added bonus.


We are constantly looking for ways to ensure a complete ‘circle of life’ for our trees . That is why we also offer a recycling service that turns them into woodchip to which we add farmyard manure and special bacteria to accelerate the composting process. This is then used as a soil improver around the 20,000 young trees we plant each year.