In 2013 Oregon harvested over 6 million trees for Christmas – more than half of the trees harvest across the country. The Pacific Northwest (Oregon and Washington) provide more than 75% of the National harvest. Of that estimated 86 acres of trees, 95% are exported out of the region. Now that’s a lot of trees.
If you are looking to go out and get your tree, you can purchase a permit from the BLM or the US Forestry service. You can search your area online to find where those permits are available.
Don’t want to go into the forest? Here is just a sampling of tree farms in Oregon and Washington –
Sauvie Island Farms – 19818 NW Sauvie Island Rd., Portland
White Lane Tree Farm – 20036 S. White Lane, Oregon City
Palmer’s Tree Farm – 716 Poinsettia St, NE Salem
Thornton’s Treeland – 7617 NE 119th St., Vancouver
Larwick Christmas Tree Farm – 12605 NE 132 Ave, Brush Prairie
Snowshoe Christmas Tree farm – 10720 State Route 162 East, Puyallup
And if cutting your own tree doesn’t sound like your cup of tea, there are a lot of stands that sell trees pre-cut, many of them as fundraisers for non-profit organizations. You’ll find these on just about every strip mall corner or nursery!
So go on out and get your tree – and have yourself a Merry Little Christmas…..