At Crossroads at Big Creek, evergreens are thought about most of the year, but trees are of special interest as the holidays approach. Christmas trees are not harvested from forests, but rather, grown as crops. In the years they grow, trees make significant contributions to the environment by way of oxygen production, reductions in air pollutants, water conservation and animal habitat.
To learn more about Christmas trees, plan to attend a lecture called, “The History of Christmas Trees” on Dec. 3 at 2 pm. The lecture will cover the history of somewhat odd holiday traditions and also describe some of the Christmas tree species that are locally available. The lecture will be held in the Lower Level Learning Space at the Collins Learning Center.
On Dec. 5 at 10 am, there will also be the workshop “Evergreen Identification.” This free workshop will help participants identify the native evergreen species of Door County using a computer. The workshop will be held in the Lower Level Learning Space of the Collins Learning Center.
Both events are free and open to the public.
Crossroads is an education facility made up of the Big Creek Preserve, Cove Preserve and Ida Bay Preserve. The Collins Learning Center, located at 2041 Michigan Street in Sturgeon Bay, is open 2 – 4 pm daily and during scheduled activities. Trails are always open.