If you live in outer Clackamas County, Oregon, you are familiar with the sounds of the helicopters this time of year.
The larger tree farms, bundle the cut Christmas trees into slings, out in the field.
Then fly them over to the semi truck loading area.
This saves time and the worker's backs, getting the trees gathered up from the fields
The trees then go onto a conveyor and into the back of the trucks.
Here are some fun facts about Oregon Christmas Trees!
Oregon is the largest Christmas Tree producing state, selling over 7.3 million trees per year.
Most of those are grown here in Clackamas County.
Where do they go?
45% to California, 10% to other Western States, 9% to Gulf States and 16% to Mexico
Our Grandma's tree farm is in Washington State.
Grandma's trees are award winning beauties and Grandma herself was awarded the highest and most distinguished honor granted by the Pacific Northwest Christmas Tree Association for outstanding contributions to the Christmas tree industry.
Yeah Grandma Evelyn!!
Yeah for beautiful Christmas Trees grown in the Pacific Northwest!
Dose are some pretty trees!ReplyDelete
WOW! Flying Christmas trees.. Who'd a thought.ReplyDelete
That's interesting. We never thought how they harvested them.
WOW...thats awesome...and so easy......you guys have a very wonderful tree...ours is fake!ReplyDelete
The Mad Scots
Were also proud of your Grandma!ReplyDelete
You did a good job on this story ,, wow!!
Do you know the Mullenburg tree farm out of Molalla? We live about a half mile from there- as the birds fly!
That is soooo cool, I would have never guessed that is how you get a Christmas tree. Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
Aroo to you,
Now that is cool!ReplyDelete
Mr Bailey & Hazel
Wow, that's amazing. Your Grandmother's farm sounds amazing. Cheers to your grandmother!ReplyDelete
Congrats to Grandma Evelyn. Why is it not a surprise that green fingers run in the family?ReplyDelete
That was interesting and way to go to grandma. Have a terrific Tuesday.ReplyDelete
Best wishes Molly
Oh there's a nest of those tin budgies up at the airport near us, I'm just gonna check if they's got any spare Christmas trees for me !ReplyDelete
Loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx
Wow - that video was awesome! Hey, you have pressies under your tree already, Wyatt! No peeking!ReplyDelete
Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly
Crikey ..... how good is that?? Who knew??ReplyDelete
Congrats to your grandma! (please send her to me before my mom mis-decorates my tree) I like the idea of the flying trees, they can deliver it directly to the customers through the chimney too :o)ReplyDelete
that is so darn cool - even though Mom hates the idea of cutting down a tree just to decorate it and throw it away a few weeks later - she LOVES the smell of them so she always buys a potted tree that she can plant laterReplyDelete
That is one way of getting em up Wyatt. So many tree's.ReplyDelete
Do you think that copter would be any good at herding seagulls and ducks ?
Congratulations to grandma. How many will she replant for next year ?
Luvs Freya Rose Blossom X
Wow...we didn't know they had such cool Christmas trees in Oregon and Washington!ReplyDelete
Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo
Holy pine needles! How coolReplyDelete
Lily & Edward
Thanks for sharing that. It was so cool.ReplyDelete
Wow! So that's what those whirley birdies do for a living! Thanks for telling us!ReplyDelete
Murphy & Stanley
WOW, how pawesome!! I've never seen Christmas trees out in the wild before.ReplyDelete