CHRISTMAS TREES FROM OREGON

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  • CHRISTMAS TREES FROM OREGON

    So starting off the new year with a new title. Instead of always putting a year at the end of the title I've decided to just make it an ongoing post. I'm hoping that I can get either jimmy or JW to maybe move my post from previous years onto this one, (still need to talk to them about it) so we'll see. Anyway. . .I just thought it would make for a better posting if they are all together and make it easier for everyone when they read it, and not have to go all over the place to find it.


    So here we go. . .

    Did you know that a Douglas-Fir tree is not a true fir? Thus the hyphenation. The common name honors the Scottish botanist and collector "David Douglas" who was the first to report the nature and potential of the species. As I stated before the Douglas-Fir is not a true fir, meaning that it's not part of the genius "Abies" family. This is why it commonly referred to as a Douglas-Fir. But it is considered to be in the family of Pine trees. Around here, we just call it a "Doug-Fir" and everyone knows what your talking about, and can also be called a "Douglas-Pine".

    The Douglas-Fir makes up over half of the Christmas trees sold here in the Pacific Northwest, along with "True Firs" like the Nobel, Grands, and etc. They grow mostly in the West Coast regions of the United States from Southern British Columbia, down to the Mid to Central parts of California. There is another species that grows in the Rocky Mountain regions, known as (what else) The Rocky Mountain Douglas-Fir.

    It is the second tallest conifer in the world to grow, next to the coastal redwoods. The tallest being in Coos County, Oregon at a height of 327.3 feet tall. They have an average life span of about 500 years, although there are some old growth here that have been around for almost 1000 years. I guess that's one of the advantages of living here in Oregon, especially when we go camping in the summer we get that pine tree smell all the time!

    So this is a small sampling of what to expect from me on information on Christmas trees from Oregon with this new post. As always. . .I will let you know when the first part of harvest for the year begins and will let you know about pricing of trees from season to season. Also, if there are any new developments throughout the year.

    Thanks for reading and for helping to "Keep Oregon Green" when you purchase a tree for your home!
    Chances are it came from a Christmas tree farm right here where I live!

    Last edited by Falasben; 02-16-2017, 03:42 PM.
    "Remember, if Christmas isnít found in your heart, you wonít find it under a tree.Ē ~ Charlotte Carpenter.

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    we rotate every year, one year real, one year artificial. 2017 season will be a real tree (unless wife over rides my vote) The smell and overall feel of a live tree is special on its own. We reuse our live trees in a local fishing lake as fish beds, as does most of the city limits. The city offers free pick up for the purpose of reusing as fish beds.

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      Originally posted by Don Mcabee View Post
      we rotate every year, one year real, one year artificial. 2017 season will be a real tree (unless wife over rides my vote) The smell and overall feel of a live tree is special on its own. We reuse our live trees in a local fishing lake as fish beds, as does most of the city limits. The city offers free pick up for the purpose of reusing as fish beds.
      What a great Idea! The majority of trees around here gets ground up into compost, unless it's a actual live tree that people will replant in their yard or elsewhere. No tree goes into a landfill or such. They all get recycled into something to be used in peoples gardens and the like.

      I hope you get your real tree this year! Tell you wife you really miss the scent and would like to have that evergreen smell in your home.....that should do the trick!
      "Remember, if Christmas isnít found in your heart, you wonít find it under a tree.Ē ~ Charlotte Carpenter.

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