More positive publicity for real, Oregon-grown Christmas trees. In this one, Mark Rohlfs of Santa & Sons talks about the misconceptions some of his customers have, and what the industry is doing to counteract them.
It may seem like a “well, duh” kind of statement, but word is getting out that planting trees is a sustainable thing to do, according to this article from Salem Monthly/WillametteLive.com. Several eco-minded growers are mentioned in the piece, including Fisher Farms, Yule Tree Farms and Northwoods Nursery.
The demand for tree seedlings is down sharply, according to this article in the Capital Press (Salem, Ore.).
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 […]
With the economy as it is, retailers are expecting an absolutely dreadful holiday shopping season, but that may not be the case for Christmas tree growers. According to the Pacific Northwest Christmas Tree Association, sales of real Christmas trees usually go up when the economy is in a downturn. Sales went up in 2002, which […]