Trivia question: What do Girl Scouts sell? Around these parts, the easy answer would be “cookies,” but on the island of Guam, it’s something else. They sell Oregon Christmas trees, and they’ve been doing it for 25 years. In fact the Girl Scouts of Guam are one of Highland Farm owner Stan Low’s most loyal customers, according to an article in this morning’s Portland, Ore. Oregonian. The trees are well-regarded, according to this post from several years back:
It is strongly recommended that you buy your tree on Friday, since it is expected that most trees will be sold on that day! The Guam Girl Scouts trees have traditionally been considered to be of superior quality, literally a “cut above the rest!”
The article in the Oregonian goes on to mention some things most nursery people know but the general public may not – that Oregon is the nation’s number one Christmas tree grower, and that some 90-plus percent of the trees are shipped out of state. It’s yet another illustration of how important the green industry is to Oregon’s economy.