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Christmas tree farms open in Eugene

28 November, 2017, 00:46 | Author: Priscilla Morrison
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Thanksgiving is over. Bellies are full.

It's a timeless tradition that starts the Christmas season for many families, cutting down the family Christmas tree.

Next, decide if you want to purchase a pre-cut tree of if you want to get yours from one of the area's Christmas tree farms.

Absher said he has been selling his trees since 1990.

The Mitchell family says it's an annual holiday tradition to buy a fresh Christmas tree and this year is no exception.

Planting trees since 2007, the farm serves families far beyond the Monroe County community. "They just went up so much".

"They take oxygen and process it, as opposed to a fake tree, which can actually be harmful to you". "It's not all about the tree as to getting the tree, bringing it home, decorating it, the smell".

Sanity won out and we got a 6-foot tree.

"Typically most people end up realizing real trees are more traditional", Absher said.

Shumate's solution: Wash off your Christmas tree before taking it in your house.




Howell said they have hundreds of trees to choose from including scotch pine, white pine and canaan fir trees.

But her little elves are more than excited to help.

Underwood agreed real trees are lovely, but she doesn't like to deal with pine needles everywhere She typically sticks with her fake Christmas tree. "It's hard for people to picture unless they drive up here and see what you actually do for a living". "The holidays are busy enough". California is the biggest buyer of OR grown Christmas trees while 92 percent of Pacific Northwest trees are exported out of the region to Japan, China, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Hawaii, Alaska, Mexico, Guam and Puerto Rico. Pick out a tree that feels heavy.

"We saw it with a handsaw and all decorate it together".

· Fresh trees need water.

Once the tree is ready, place it trunk facing forward onto the top the vehicle and attach it with ratchet straps or strong rope. Their overall growth habit is a bit more stiff than that of a Douglas-fir, but quite attractive, and they also win praise for good needle retention.

Wreaths and garland are also available for purchase.

"Well the eight years it takes to grow a tree is now on our doorstep, and the shortages are expected to last until 2025", Brougham said.

Lamke Tree Farm in Trempeleau has provided people with Christmas trees for 54 years.

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