Oregon Christmas tree farms do brisk business despite declining supply across U.S.

Tight supply of Christmas trees

SHERWOOD, Ore. — The cider is flowing and the candy canes are ready at the Windsong Christmas Tree Farm in Sherwood. 

Linda McWhirter and her husband Mike planted their first Noble Firs here in 1985. They have precut trees and if you’re in the mood, you can cut one yourself.   

McWhirtersays at the Christmas Tree Association meeting in September they talked about a decline in the supply of trees. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says in 2015 the harvest and sales of tree went down 26 percent compared to 2010. 

“It didn’t really effect us. We sell a few more each year,” she says.

Roger Sandberg was at the farm Friday, picking out an 11-foot tree.

“It’s been our tradition to come to Windsong and get our Christmas tree,” he said.

 


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