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Monday, December 1, 2014

It's a bird, It's a plane, It's a Christmas Tree!

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!


22 comments:

  1. WOW! Flying Christmas trees.. Who'd a thought.

    That's interesting. We never thought how they harvested them.

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  2. WOW...thats awesome...and so easy......you guys have a very wonderful tree...ours is fake!

    The Mad Scots

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  3. Were also proud of your Grandma!
    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!
    love
    tweedles

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  4. That is soooo cool, I would have never guessed that is how you get a Christmas tree. Thanks for sharing!

    Aroo to you,
    Sully

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  5. Now that is cool!
    hugs
    Mr Bailey & Hazel

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  6. Wow, that's amazing. Your Grandmother's farm sounds amazing. Cheers to your grandmother!

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  7. Congrats to Grandma Evelyn. Why is it not a surprise that green fingers run in the family?

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  8. That was interesting and way to go to grandma. Have a terrific Tuesday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  9. 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 !
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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  10. Wow - that video was awesome! Hey, you have pressies under your tree already, Wyatt! No peeking!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

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  11. Crikey ..... how good is that?? Who knew??

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  12. 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)
    Easy Rider

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  13. 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 later

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  14. That is one way of getting em up Wyatt. So many tree's.
    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

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  15. Wow...we didn't know they had such cool Christmas trees in Oregon and Washington!
    Smileys!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

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  16. Holy pine needles! How cool
    Lily & Edward

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  17. Thanks for sharing that. It was so cool.

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  18. Wow! So that's what those whirley birdies do for a living! Thanks for telling us!

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  19. Cool!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  20. WOW, how pawesome!! I've never seen Christmas trees out in the wild before.

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